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UGA awards scholarships to many local freshmen
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Forsyth County News

A number of incoming freshmen from Forsyth County have received scholarships from the University of Georgia for the 2011-12 academic year.

According to the university, each award is in addition to the HOPE Scholarship and is renewable for all four years of the students’ undergraduate studies if certain academic standards are maintained.

Those from Forsyth who have been recognized include:

• Anvita Sangwar, who was awarded the Woodruff Scholarship.

Sangwar, a graduate of West Forsyth High School, is the daughter of Pramod Kumar and Arunalata Sangwar.

The scholarship is named for leading business executive and philanthropist George W. Woodruff, who served on the board of directors for the Coca-Cola Co. for 49 years.

• Michael Waggamon, who was awarded the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.

Waggamon, a graduate of West Forsyth High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Waggamon.

The award, funded by UGA’s Athletic Association, is provided to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential as well as strong academic accomplishments.

The award was first offered to incoming freshmen last fall.

• Francisco deArmas, a North Forsyth High graduate, and Andrew Rabanal, a Forsyth Central graduate, have been awarded the One UGA Scholarship.

Rabanal is the son of Victor and Michele Rabanal, while deArmas is the son of Frank and Marie deArmas.

The One UGA Scholarship is provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshman class. Preference is given to those who are first in their families to attend college.

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Ten incoming freshmen from Forsyth County were named Charter Scholarship recipients.

The students have stellar academic records, leadership and community involvement, and a respect for and commitment to intellectual, social and cultural diversity.

Usually the top 6 to 8 percent of the entering class are named Charter Scholars.

Forsyth recipients include:

• Kayla Bagwell, daughter of Kenneth and Jill Bagwell and a West Forsyth graduate

• Ryan Brown, son of David and Annemarie Brown and a Lambert High graduate

• Lauren Case, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Case and a graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

• Margaret Cassandra, daughter of Mark and Cynthia Cassandra and a Pinecrest Academy graduate

• Camille Jackson, daughter of Paul and Beverly Jackson and South Forsyth graduate

• Erik Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Larsen and a North Forsyth graduate

• Taylor Portwood, son of Ken Portwood and a West Forsyth graduate

• Dennis Scullin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Scullin and a South Forsyth graduate

• Victoria Shoemake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shoemake and a West Forsyth graduate

• William Unrue, son of David and Ann Unrue and a Forsyth Central graduate.