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Four from Forsyth named UGA Charter Scholars
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Forsyth County News
Four high school graduates from Forsyth County are among 250 first-year University of Georgia students who have been awarded Charter Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.  

The scholarship’s name reflects the university’s distinction as the nation’s first state-chartered public university, according to a UGA news release.

It is given to first-year students with stellar academic records, leadership and community involvement, and a respect for and commitment to intellectual, social and cultural diversity.

The scholarship is funded by the University of Georgia Foundation.

Local recipients include:

• South Forsyth High School graduates Stephanie Everett and Christian Ewers. Everett is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Everett. Ewers is the son of Steve and Rhonda Ewers.

• North Forsyth High graduate Delaney Kolich, daughter of Steve and Heather Kolich.

• Alpharetta High graduate Zachary Carson of Cumming. Carson is the son of Warren Carson and Beth Poole.

In-state students receive $1,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship. The top 5 percent of entering first-year students are typically named Charter Scholars.

The average SAT score of this year’s Charter Scholars topped 1,400 and their grade-point average was higher than 4.0.

Students can renew the scholarship for up to three more years if they maintain certain academic standards.

For general information on scholarships, see www.admissions.uga.edu.