Grayson student gets college scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE - National Vision Inc. has awarded two $2,500 scholarships as part of its National Vision College Scholarship Program.

The 2007 recipients are Melissa Davis of Grayson and Amy Schaag of Kansas City.

The program awards two scholarships annually to eligible children of National Vision associates; scholarships are renewable up to three years for a total award of $10,000 each. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Melissa Davis is the daughter of Bobby Davis, a National Vision employee in the company's Lawrenceville Optical Lab. A 2007 graduate of Grayson High School, she was an honors-level student and was recognized as a scholar-athlete three consecutive years for maintaining straight A's while on the school's softball team. Davis will attend Georgia Southern University in Statesboro in the fall where she plans to major in chemical engineering.

Group donates products to Atlanta Airport USO

LAWRENCEVILLE - Members of the Peachtree Council Georgia Chapter No. 124 AT&T Pioneers donated $400 worth of paper products, drinks, water, snack foods and sandwich-making items to the Atlanta Airport USO.

Any active or retired military person can visit the USO, eat free food or rest while waiting for his or her next flight to return to their duty station, both domestic and international. Most of the military personnel are returning to duty in the Middle East.

Volunteers also staff the kitchen every Sunday.

This community service project of the Pioneers began more than 11 years ago and includes about 150 Pioneers.

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