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Coweta students win Coweta-Fayette EMC scholarships


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  • May. 11, 2020 - 12:18 PM

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Coweta students win Coweta-Fayette EMC scholarships

The Newnan Times-Herald

Thirteen Coweta County students received a total of $23,000 in scholarships from Coweta-Fayette EMC. Five students received Melissa Segars Memorial Scholarships, worth $3,000 each; and eight received Coweta-Fayette Trust Technical Scholarships, worth $1,000 each.

The Coweta-Fayette EMC Trust awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to local students each spring.

The Melissa Segars Memorial Scholarship recognizes high school seniors with a dedication to community service. The Coweta-Fayette Trust Technical Scholarship recognizes deserving students attending Southern Crescent Technical College or West Georgia Technical College.

Melissa Segars Memorial Scholarship winners from Coweta County are: Victoria Beil, East Coweta High School; Thomas Comte, Northgate High School; Samuel Folsom, Northgate High School; Emory Palmer, Newnan High School; and Mary Poulakos, The Heritage School.

Coweta-Fayette Trust Technical Scholarship winners from Coweta County are: La’Shandis Brown, SCTC; Rhonda Dunn, WGTC; Chelsea McBrayer, SCTC; Cathy Privett, WGTC; Hannah Rowan, SCTC; Megan Simpson, WGTC; Jin-Eik Tan, WGTC; and Jennifer Wilson, WGTC.

Both Melissa Segars Scholarships and Coweta-Fayette Trust Technical Scholarships are made possible by Operation Round-Up. Operation Round-Up is a program in which Coweta-Fayette EMC members voluntarily “round-up” their electric bills to benefit the community.

Coweta-Fayette EMC members can support scholarships for local students, as well as local organizations and individuals in need, by visiting utility.org/operation-round-up-purpose/ and sign up for Operation Round-Up.

Coweta-Fayette EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative, serving over 82,000 accounts, headquartered in Palmetto, Georgia.