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Sawnee Foundation gives $100K in scholarships to local students
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The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation awarded 20 local high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship, including 11 from Forsyth County, in support of its mission to support education in the areas served by Sawnee EMC.  

“The Youth Scholarship Program is a shining example of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; which is their commitment to being a partner and supporter in the various communities Sawnee EMC serves,” said Blake House, vice president of Sawnee EMC’s Member Services. 

Sawnee EMC Foundation local scholarship recipients for 2021 are:

• Jasmine Song, Lambert High School; 

• Christopher Kelly, West Forsyth High School;

• Kevin Maranto, West Forsyth High School;

• Colby Louise Hetzel, West Forsyth High School;

• Grace Lim, Denmark High School;

• Lauren Stephens, North Forsyth High School;

• Alana Murray, Alliance Academy;

• Vibha Mohan, South Forsyth High School;

• Kathleen Daly, Lambert High School;

• Tharini Kavitha, South Forsyth High School;

• Quinn Benson, Forsyth Central High School.

In the past 15 years, the Foundation has awarded $852,500 in scholarships to 212 exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission,” said Deborah Pelfrey, chairman of the Foundation’s Board.  

Questions about the program or the Sawnee Foundation can be found online at www.sawnee.com/round_up or directed to Cindy Badgett, director of external affairs for Sawnee EMC at 678-455-1399 or via email at cindy.badgett@sawnee.com.