Four local high school seniors from Campbell High School were named Vonnie Gilstrap Scholarship recipients at the Jessye Coleman Council of PTA’s (JCC PTA) general membership meeting held on May 5.
Those honored included Tiffani Tran, Micah Hayden, Will Purcell and Joshua Ogbuefi
The scholarship was established to honor the dedication
and years of service by Mrs. Vonnie Gilstrap to Georgia PTA. The scholarship recognizes and awards
outstanding seniors from the two council high schools (Campbell and Osborne) who
have demonstrated a commitment to service and citizenship in the most genuine
spirit of PTA.
The winners, each of whom receive a $500 cash award to be used to further their education, were selected on the basis of their applications which included a personal essay and recommendations from school and community.
Funded by the local units of JCC PTA and donations from community members, the scholarship program has awarded thousands of dollars in support to students over the years. Gilstrap was on hand for the presentations, held at Nickajack Elementary School. All of the winners had GPAs over 4.0 and were involved in a variety of school-based and community activities.
If you would like to support the Vonnie Gilstrap Scholarship fund, please contact Irene Barton, 9th District PTA Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.