Blairsville, GA – Though rain was falling by the bucket outside, scholarships were flying like confetti inside at the 2017 Union County High School Scholarship Night Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, which was held at the new UCHS Fine Arts Center. Most of the UCHS 2017 Graduating Class was present on stage, their parents filling the audience. Beth Stafford opened the ceremony with a welcome to everyone. Dr. Fred Rayfield started with recognition of 2017 Class Valedictorian Madison Leigh Horinek and 2017 Class Salutatorian Adam Joseph Bachman. Horinek will be attending the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA. Bachman will be majoring in computer science at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA.
UCHS 12th Grade Counselor Stephanie Keller stepped up and began with the college scholarships. Colleges and universities that awarded scholarships to UCHS students were: Agnes Scott College, Anderson University, Emmanuel College, Fort Valley State University, Jacksonville State University, Lee University, Lincoln College of Technology, North Georgia Technical College, Oral Roberts University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Toccoa Falls College, Truett McConnell College, University of North Georgia and Young Harris College. Following the school scholarships were the Union County Schools Foundation Scholarships and Local Scholarships, of which there were 62.
Graduating from high school is a big deal to the young people who make it; and it is a big deal. Graduating with honors is an even bigger deal. Fetch Your News salutes the UCHS Graduating Class of 2017.
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