GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Eleven locals receive Chick-fil-A scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Chick-fil-A's Leadership Scholarship program has awarded the honor to several Gwinnett County residents including Jescy Previlon and William Beard, both of Lawrenceville; Chinwe Nwigwe and Kimberley Pohlmann, both of Suwanee; Raymond Contreras, Christopher Wiley and Thaddeus Howard, all of Buford; Paige Medley and Jamey Chapman, both of Snellville; Kimberly Horne, Sugar Hill; and Sean Fowler, Dacula.

Since the inception of Chick-fil-A's Leadership Scholarship program, the chain has awarded scholarships totaling more than $6.4 million in Georgia and more than $27.3 million nationwide.

Each $1,000 scholarship helps support the higher education goals of the restaurants' team members who have attended more than 2,400 learning institutions.Comcast helps young scholarsLAWRENCEVILLE -- The Comcast Foundation announced this month 74 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers 2011 Scholarship Program from 45 cities across the state.

Among the list are seven Gwinnett County residents. Each recipient of the scholarship received $1,000.

Jeffrey Wang, Duluth, graduate of Northview High School, who plans to study pre-law at Yale University.

Kourtney Doherty, Lawrenceville, graduate of Collins Hill High School, who plans to study business at the University of Georgia.

Allie Schureck, Lilburn, graduate of Brookwood High School, who plans to study mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.

Merin Joshy, Lilburn, graduate of Parkview High School, who plans to study biology at the University of Georgia.

Teman Worku, Lilburn, graduate of Shiloh High School, who plans to study journalism at the University of Georgia.

Robert Taylor, Snellville, graduate of South Gwinnett High School, who plans to study physical therapy at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Dalton Nechanicky, Suwanee, graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School, who plans to study economics at Georgia Tech.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.