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Waldrep, the daughter of Bill and Sarah Waldrep, is pursuing a degree in agricultural education at the University of Georgia, where she is a three-year member of the UGA Catle- men's Association, Col- legiate FFA and Block and Bridle. "The GFB Scholarship for Agriculture is one of the ways Georgia Farm Bureau contributes to the develop- ment of the future leaders of Georgia Agriculture;' said GFB President Gerald Long. "We're happy to help them prepare for their careers in agriculture:' Founded in 1937, Geor- gia Farm Bureau is the state's largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members actively partici- pate in local, district and state activities that pro- mote agriculture aware- ness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB offers its members a wide variety of gricultural & total Sciences OF GEORGIA benefits, including insur- ance, but enrollment in any of the member benefits is optional and not a require- ment for membership. The GFB Foundation for Agriculture is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Do- nations are tax exempt. The GFB Foundation finances activities and educational materials designed to increase the agricultural lit- eracy of Georgia residents. Visit HYPERLINK "http://" to learn more about the foun- dation or make a donation. Instructions for applying for the 2019 scholarships will be announced on the foundation website in the fall. The Monroe County Farm Bureau is very proud of Caroline Waldrep for receiving this scholarship. Monroe County Farm Bureau awarded three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at Mary Persons. The recipients are Brittany Green, daughter of Keith & Christ Green; Audrey Barr, daughter of Stewart & Teri Barr; and Naomi Sand- ers, daughter of Clete and Marcy Sanders. Monroe County Farm Bureau scholarships are awarded to members regardless of college choices, whereas Georgia Farm Bureau scholarship are designated for students majoring in agriculture. The top 5 percent academically of Mary Persons Class of 2018, listed in alphabetical order, are Natalie Louise Bertram, Hayleigh Eileen Blair, Kathryn Paige Britt, Madeline Elizabeth Copeland, Kayley Lynn Dale, Parker Marie Haworth, AbigailFaith Hightower, Abigail Leigh Hotchkiss, William Coleman Myers, Anmol Patel, Naomi Brooke Sanders, Lori Ellen Smith, Kiley Addison Sparks, Caroline Rose Tane, Reese Emily Thomason. J Mary Persons Class of 2018 seniors who are entering military service: U.S. Navy-Tasacha Reynolds, Daryl Ponder U.S. Army-Jonathan Bottoms, Shaniya Johnson, Andrew Kerr, Jacob Pettigrew, Bryce Rafferzeder, Christopher Swars, Nadrevious Watts U.S. Marine Corps-Devin Conine Georgia National Guard-Matt Miller (GMS scholarship), Gabriel Medlin, Kinsey Geer, Jalen Miller f~f COMMUNITY & BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS MBBBA Band--Addle Sparks & Myles Johnson, Jack B. Murray Memorial Ki- wanis-Kennedy Finch, Forsyth-Monroe County Rotary Club--Cole Myers & Kennedy Finch, GEICC--Bradley New- man, RFCU MEST--Myles Johnson, SRE Trust--Jordan Can', Sarah Bryan & Juliet Taylor Memorial (Mt. Zion UMC)--Sa- ranne Ezelle & Katrina Young, Coliseum Health Systems Volunteer--Abigail Hightower, Eddie Bowden Memorial (Exchange Club)--Naomi Sanders, Forsyth Lions Club--Myles Johnson & Diana Tafolla, GASSP Lffetouch--Kennedy Finch, Psi Rho Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta-- Myles Johnson, Monroe County Farm Bureau--Audrey Barr, Naomi Sanders & Brittany Green, Spanish Club--Brianna Wilson, Banks--Kathryn Britt $3,800, Madeline Copeland $5,000, Kennedy Finch $3,800, Abigail Hotchkiss $3,800, John Pigg Memorial--Chase Grizzard, John Bunn Memorial (MCACE)--Re- ese Thomason, Ebony Civics & Social Club--Donovan Hogan, Forsyth Wom- an's Club--Abigail Hightower, Jo Ship- man Softball--Cadi Seitz & Lori Smith, Hubbard Alumni Linwood Gantt Jr. Me- morial--Jakayla Mosley, Myles Johnson, Torriana Harris, Hubbard Alumni-- Maya Lyons, Cla- rissa Walker, Myjah Bledsoe, Deputy Mi- chael Norris Memorial--Mitchell English & Patricia Bittick, Robert "Bob" Land Memorial--Thomas Lackley, Makenna Howard, Beau Watson, Kathryn Britt & Mitchell English, Bill Callahan CC Me- morial---Kayley Dale, Monroe County Saddle Club--Audrey Barr, Gracie Thompson & Kayley Dale, Classic Social & Savings--Ah'nya Lyons & Breanna O'Neal, Hogan & Hogan-- Cam Holden, AMaya Lyons & Clarissa Walker, Marion O'Neal-Tingle--Ladon- dre Buckner, National Beta--Anmol Patel & Madeline Copeland, Gentleman's Club--C.W. Walker & Aleah Davis, Monroe County Retired Educators-- Kmya Lyons, Lindsey Orthodontics--T.J. Sauls, Three Sisters Educators--Donovan Ho- gan, Mary Persons Memorial--Judiyah Alford, DAR Good Citizen Award--Re- ese Thomason, Ingles--Parker Haworth & Addie Sparks, Chick-Fil-A Remarkable Futures--Abigail Hightower, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Macon Chapter-- Myles Johnson. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Georgia College & State University Mu- sic--Torrianna Harris, Mercer University Academic Merit--Ashton Bearden, Jo- siah Penfield, Noah Grant, Beau Watson, James Shannon, Seth Smith, Lexi Lender- man, Townsend School of Music--Zoe Potts, Mercer University Merit Add Sherwood Scholar--Zoe Potts, Mercer Engineering--James Shannon, Georgia Southern Coca Cola Presi- dential--Abigaff Hotchkiss, Georgia Southern On-Campus Housing--Abi- gaff Hotchkiss, Kendal Bunn, Samford University Academic, Leadership & Legacy--Caroline Take, Shorter Uni- versity Faculty--Abigail Dillon, Shorter University Excellence--Abigail Dillon, Georgia Southern University Honors Program--Kendal Bunn, University of North Georgia GMS--Matt Miller, Berry College Academic--Natalie Bertram, Berry Alumni & Friends--Natalie Bertram, Shorter Excellence & Shorter Founders--Hannah Green, Clemson University--Naomi Sanders ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS University of Missouri--Jatorian Hansford, Gulf Coast College--Cameron Holden, Andrew--Tiella Banks, Middle Georgia State University--Jacob Anthony MONROE IN LiUian Cottingham of Forsyth graduated from University of the Cumberlands with a BS in Mission Ministries. "We are proud of our institu- tion and of our graduates" said Dr. Larry Cockrmn, UC President. Cumber- lands, we are involved in molding, mak- ing, shaping and developing traditional hopes, dreams and core family values. The University family recognizes the significance of this milestone in gradu- ates' lives:' Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and online degree programs. System of Georgia with more than 3,000 students. CoRon Perkins of Forsyth made the Spring 2018 President's List at Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus and was among over 600 stu- dents recognized for scholastic achieve- ment. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 12 credit hours. Georgia Southwestern State University is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with more than 3,000 students. Among approximately 335 students who graduated from Georgia South- western State University during the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 4 was Victoria Herriott of Culloden, who received her master's degree in nursing. Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, is a public, four-year unit of the University David Sexton of Forsyth was recog- nized during Valdosta State Uni- versity's 2017-18 Graduate Assistant of the Year Awards Ceremony by the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy. Every year Valdosta State University faculty, staff, and admin- See COLLEGE Page 8C