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POSTED: July 25, 2007 5:02 a.m.

GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University recently awarded local students scholarships. Following is a list of area recipients:

- Katherine Cunningham, of Richmond Hill, $2,000 President’s Scholarship and membership in the COBA Corporate Leadership Council.

- Brittni Johnson, of Richmond Hill, $4,000 President’s Scholarship.

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen, transfer and international students who have a minimum SAT of 1200 and minimum grade point average of 3.2.

The selection is made based on a strong academic record in high school, leadership experience and extracurricular involvement.

Cyber camp

Eagle Cyber Camp is a fun, interactive opportunity for students to develop computer skills beyond those taught in most schools. It will be held July 16-20 at Georgia Southern University.

For rising sixth- through 12th-graders, Eagle Cyber Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Campers will work in a computer lab to create, illustrate and animate a web page of their own, using the same software programs taught to Georgia Southern freshmen. Previous computer experience is welcome but not required.

The $315 fee includes daily lunch and break. Registration closes on July 3.

For more information or to register, call (912) 681-5551 or visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/campcyber.html>http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/campcyber.html.

 

TeenWork

More than 600 teenagers and young adults who are participating in TeenWork, DHR’s summer work program, will have earned approximately $730,000 by the end of the six week employment period this summer. The program, which provides job opportunities to young people in the foster care system, has seen a steady increase in its participation by those seeking summer work and by companies looking to hire them.

Currently, 630 young people between the ages of 16-21 are employed ion the program. Visit http://teenwork.dhr.georgia.gov for more information.

 

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