Hartley, Morris and Willis awarded Lippitt Scholarships to EGC
by Emanuel County Live | July 31, 2009 12:00 am
Jordan Hartley, Ashley Morris and Cheyenne Willis have been awarded Devereux Haigh Lippitt, Jr. Scholarships to East Georgia College.
The honorary scholarship was created in 1996 by Mrs. Betty G. Holland (formerly Mrs. Lippitt) as a memorial to the late Mr. Lippitt, a former resident of Twin City in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, and her parents, General Philip S. Gage and Mrs. Irene Toll Gage. General Gage was a graduate of West Point and was a career army officer, with service during World War I and II.
Supported by the Philip and Irene Toll Gage Foundation, the annual scholarships are awarded to a deserving student on the basis of outstanding achievement and leadership.
Jordan Hartley, the son of Ron Hartley and Pam Screws of Midville, is a 2009 graduate of Swainsboro High School. He plans to pursue a degree in drama/film.
At SHS, Jordan was a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Art Club, One Act Play and Literary Society. Jordan commented, “East Georgia College can help me reach the goals I have set for myself. EGC is a great place to start my education endeavors.”
Ashley is the daughter of Sheila Grantham of Swainsboro is a 2009 graduate of David Emanuel Academy. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
At DEA, Ashley was a member of the Citizens Bank Advisory Board, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Who’s Who among American High School Students.
Ashley commented that “I have heard from previous students how knowledgeable and first rate the professors are at East Georgia College, and given that it is close to home. It was a first choice for me.”
Cheyenne is the daughter of Jim and Teresa Zipperer of Swainsboro is a 2009 graduate of Emanuel County Institute. She plans to pursue a degree in animal science.
At ECI, Cheyenne was a member of Beta Club, Bulldog Ambassador Advisory Board, Young Community Leaders of Emanuel (YCLE), Future Farmers of America (FBLA), Citizens Bank Advisory Board, varsity and competition cheerleader, ECI Student Leadership Committee, and an honor student.
Cheyenne commented, “East Georgia College is the next stepping stone that will better prepare me for what is to come in the future.”