Front Row (L to R): Warren Singletary, Jr., Hunter Holland, Chance Warnock, Taylor Harrell, Matthew Money
Back Row (L to R): Kaitlin Giddens, Tori Peavy, Earl Dupree, Charles Johnson, Ana Claire Gordon, Sylandi Brown
Taylor Harrell graduated from Bleckley County High School. Taylor will be the second scholarship recipient to attend Johnson’s former school, the University of Georgia. He plans to major in Civil Engineering. In high school, Taylor earned varsity letters in cross country and track and field. He has spent time volunteering at a running camp, where he helped coach and mentor kids. He has also volunteered at the Middle School State Cross Country Championship.
Ana Claire Gordon graduated from Wilcox County High School. Ana Claire will major in Sports Business Management at Mercer University in the fall. She earned varsity letters as a member of the golf team, and as the football statistician/team manager in high school. Gordon donated a lot of her time to volunteer work, including for the Wilcox County 4-H’s Summer Fun Days, the Wilcox Elementary School Volunteer for Literacy Nights, Jump Rope for Heart, and collecting money for Pennies for Patients, which benefits Macon Children’s Hospital.
Matthew Money graduated from Hawkinsville High School. Matthew will enter Armstrong Atlantic State University in the fall. At Hawkinsville High School, he earned varsity letters in both football and baseball. He understands the importance of giving back to his community and neighbors, specifically through cleaning up pollution on the riverbank, helping his teacher host a yard sale, and watching over his younger cousins in the summer.
Sylandi Brown graduated from Hawkinsville High School. Brown plans to major in Middle Grades Education at Valdosta State University. In high school she earned varsity letters in tennis and cross country. She spent endless hours volunteering with organizations including the Reaching Excellence Amongst Children’s Hearts program, Pulaski County Middle School, and for the Charles Johnson Foundation’s Sports Academy & Community Weekend.
Warren Singletary, Jr. is a sophomore at Dodge City Community College in Kansas, where he is a member of the football team and plans to major in Physical Therapy. After completing his two-year program, his goal is to transfer to a larger four-year university to play football and continue his education in Physical Therapy.
Kaitlin Giddens is a sophomore at the University of Georgia, where she she pursues her degree in Education in Athletic Training and Exercise and Sport Science. She completed a number of physical therapy job shadowing experiences over the summer.
Hunter Holland is a junior Communications and History major at Middle Georgia State College. He founded the school's Kappa Sigma fraternity at the Cochran campus. The fraternity focuses on fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. He lead the group's community programs that included a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior program and with the Bleckley Co. Recreation Department.
Brittany Hill is a junior at Savannah State University, majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. Over the summer she participated in the university's undergraduate Research Apprenticeship program where she learned about conducting research and preparing presentations under a department professor.
Tori Peavy is a junior at Armstrong Atlantic State University where she majors in Medical Laboratory Science. Tori is passionate helping patients through the discoveries she makes in the laboratory; and would like to work in a lab in Macon or Atlanta.
Chance Warnock is a junior Secondary Special Education major at Georgia Regents University where he plays on the school's baseball team. He spent man thoughts his sophomore year tutoring kids and adults through his Educational Leadership Role classes. This experience affirmed to Chance his dream to be a teacher.