Chamber awards Platinum Trustee Scholarship

Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018

AMERICUS — The Americus and Sumter County Chamber of Commerce presented a $1,000 Platinum Trustee Scholarship to Alanna Yawn of Americus, a South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) General Equivalency Diploma (GED) graduate, who recently received her diploma.
Paul Farr, an Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce board member and the director of Business and Industry Services at SGTC, presented Yawn with the Platinum Trustee Scholarship in the James S. Peters gymnasium on the South Georgia Tech campus recently. Yawn thanked the Chamber of Commerce for the scholarship and for their support of the South Georgia Technical College GED students.
The Platinum Trustee Scholarship is part of the Chamber’s initiative to support education in Sumter County. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Platinum Trustee’s to an individual graduating from a school in Sumter County or receiving a General Equivalency Diploma in Sumter County with plans to attend South Georgia Technical College or Georgia Southwestern State University.
Yawn was nominated for the scholarship by the SGTC Adult Education department and her instructors Tonya Visage and Tracy Israel, following her outstanding score on the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test. She is currently studying medical assisting at SGTC and is applying to be accepted into the nursing program. Her ultimate goal is to become a nurse mid-wife.
“We are grateful to the Chamber of Commerce and the Platinum Trustees for providing this scholarship to a very deserving individual,” said SGTC President John Watford, Ed.D. “This is a great way to encourage and support higher education in this community.”
The Platinum Trustees of the Americus Sumter Chamber of Commerce include: AT&T, Barnet Computers, Clinic Drug Store, Citizens Bank of Americus, City of Americus, Concentra Solutions, Georgia Power Company, Georgia Southwestern State university, Habitat for Humanity, Imerys, Magnolia Manor, Parker’s Heating & Air, PharmaCentra, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Rotary Club of Americus, SB&T, South Georgia Technical College, Sumter County Board of Commissioners, The Staffing People, and Williams Office Equipment.