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GAB: Jackson EMC scholarship available

Special Photo Rodney Bullard, executive director for the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Atlanta Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. break ground on Junior Achievementis Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center at the Georgia World Congress Center on January 9.

Special Photo Rodney Bullard, executive director for the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Atlanta Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. break ground on Junior Achievementis Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center at the Georgia World Congress Center on January 9.

JEFFERSON -- Less than a week remains to apply for any or all of Jackson EMC's three scholarship opportunities.

Students interested in applying should contact their high school guidance counselors/office or complete the application online at www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships or at www.ngcf.org. Application deadline is Jan. 24.

Jackson EMC offers three scholarships: the A.T. Sharpton Restricted, the A.T. Sharpton Unrestricted and the Walter Harrison Scholarship.

A.T. Sharpton applications may also apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship as long as the requirements are met. Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application to select the most qualified candidates, based on academic ability, extra-curricular activities, autobiographical sketch and recommendations.

All scholarship recipients must be customers of Jackson EMC or the son or daughter of a customer, and must also be a resident of the home served by Jackson EMC. Other criteria for the scholarship opportunities are available on the website.

Next Stop Foundation announces winner

SUWANEE -- The Next Stop has announced the winner of its Super Bowl ticket raffle.

The winner of the Jan. 10 raffle was Lark Larkins of Simpsonville, S.C. He bought his ticket from a board member in November.

The Next Stop is a program to help high-functioning but developmentally disabled adults continue their personal growth and enjoy a social life among people who identify with their situation.

Two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII plus $2,500 in cash were raffled. The total number of tickts sold were 1,024.

For more information, visit www.thenextstop.org.

Gwinnett resident speaks at foundation gathering

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A Foundation executive director and Gwinnett County resident Rodney Bullard recently spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony and announcement of plans to open Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Founation Discover Center, a financial literacy and career readiness facility.

The event was held Jan. 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center to celebrate the groundbreaking and explain the center and its programming, which will be introduced to 30,000 metro Atlanta middle school students in Sept. 2013.