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Sawnee Woman's Club awards scholarships to high school seniors
Pinecrest Academy senior Lauren Hennigar, right, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Sawnee Woman's Club.

The Sawnee Woman’s Club awarded two local high school seniors with college scholarships.

Pinecrest Academy’s Lauren Hennigar was awarded the organization’s $2,000 scholarship, while West Forsyth’s Nicole Toole was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Every year the SWC recognizes two outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary work volunteering and making a positive difference in the county. Henniger and Toole were selected based on the impact that their actions and activities had on the greater Forsyth community.

Hennigar has accumulated a total of more than 1,000 hours volunteering at Meals by Grace, Miracle League, The Place, Cumming Nursing Home, Pier Thrift Shop and Northside Hospital. Lauren was president of Pinecrest’s chapter of the Miracle Network and was selected as VolunTeen for Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta, where she gave her time to help others while learning about different careers in the medical field. In addition, she was chosen to be an official representative for CHOA for metro Atlanta. Lauren will begin her studies this fall at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as a part of their honors program as a nursing major.

West Forsyth senior Nicole Toole, right, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Sawnee Woman's Club.

Toole will attend the University of Georgia in August. In addition to being a member of West’s JOI Club, which spread optimism throughout the school community through volunteering in various events around Forsyth County, Nicole started a club entitled “All Girls Empowered.” The club was created to focus on building self-esteem and confidence in high school girls to help prepare themselves for their future.

The Sawnee Woman’s Club is a not-for profit organization based in Forsyth County that is specifically focused on promoting the advancement and well-being of county residents through charitable programs and activities.