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DUNWOODY: Church gives seniors scholarships

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Seven high school graduates from Dunwoody United Methodist Church are receiving college scholarships based on their active participation in the church youth group.

"These Senior scholarship recipients are special precisely because of the sincerity of their faith and their loyalty to this church," said DUMC Youth Director Lane Davis.

"They have been on mission trips to jungles and to inner-city communities," Davis said. "They have sung and they have danced in youth choir. They have asked tough questions in Sunday School and wrestled with what their faith means in the context of their lives during Wednesday and Sunday night worship."

The 2011 Youth scholarship recipients are Kyle Williams and Amanda Brown from Dunwoody High School, Natalie Ajamian from Roswell High School, Gerald Freeman from Living Science School, Austin Wilkes and Savannah Stein from North Springs High School and Christopher Fraser from Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School.

The scholarship program is based on a point system for youth activities and a mandatory 70 percent attendance of combined participation for Sunday school, Sunday Night 180, Senior Only gatherings, and Wednesday Night Thrive.

Graduating seniors are also required to submit an essay.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage participation in DUMC youth programs throughout high school and assist in the youth's future development.

The $1,000 scholarship is not based on financial need. The program started three years ago.

"This scholarship is recognition of their achievements and dedication to this congregation," Davis said.




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