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GCPS Class of 2022: GCPS Foundation honors students with scholarships, recognizing their work in and out of the classroom

May 20, 2022

The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., has honored more than a hundred Gwinnett County Public Schools students in the Class of 2022 for their work in the classroom. Every year, the GCPS Foundation awards a number of one-time scholarships to graduating seniors, funded through the generosity of local businesses and organizations and contributions from generous staff and community members. More than 130 graduating seniors earned $137,250 in district and school-specific scholarships administered through the Foundation, including the following one-time awards. The 2022-23 Scholarship Catalog will be released online in the fall of 2022. The following is a list of 2022 district scholarships awarded to students.

2022 Peach State Legacy Student Scholarships ($5,000) Sponsored by Peach State Federal Credit Union (PSFCU)This scholarship honors past and present board members and employees who have served PSFCU for 20 years or more.  This scholarship is awarded to seniors pursuing a career in education.

Said Gomez of Archer High School

Joseph Fernandez of Mountain View High School

 

2022 Louise Radloff Scholarship ($5,000) Sponsored by PSFCU—This scholarship recognizes one Gwinnett County senior who has overcome a significant personal challenge in order to graduate. This fund was established in 2004 in honor of four decades of service by former Gwinnett County Board of Education member Louise Radloff.

Gezareya Hayes of Meadowcreek High School

 

2022 J. Alvin Wilbanks Teaching Scholarship ($5,000) Sponsored by PSFCUEstablished in 2007 in honor of CEO/Superintendent Wilbanks’ longtime service to public education, and in recognition of his leadership (1996-2021) in guiding the district to state and national prominence, this scholarship is awarded to seniors pursuing a career in education.

Jacqueline Hamada of North Gwinnett High School

 

2022 Celeste Norton Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by PSFCU ($5,000) and the GCPS Foundation ($2,500) This scholarship is awarded to GCPS seniors who demonstrate compassion, citizenship, and strong moral character in his or her local school or community.

Puja Raol of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology ($5,000)

Sanai Pope of Grayson High School ($2,500)

 

2022 PSFCU Rick Cost Student Scholarship ($3,000) Sponsored by PSFCUThis scholarship is in honor of Rick Cost, executive director of Treasury Services and  retired Chief Financial Officer for Gwinnett County Public Schools, for his contributions to the school system. This scholarship is awarded to one GCPS graduating senior pursuing a career in education.

Aminah Muhammad of Peachtree Ridge High School

 

2022 PSFCU Dr. Frances Davis Legacy Scholarship ($3,000) Sponsored by PSFCUThis scholarship is in honor of Dr. Frances Davis, former associate superintendent of District Performance and Community Engagement and retired Chief Human Resources Officer for GCPS, who served more than two decades of service on PSFCU’s Board of Directors. This scholarship is awarded to a senior pursuing a career in education.

Tatum Landers of Brookwood High School

 

2022 Sower’s Scholarship ($2,500) Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lockett—This scholarship is awarded to participants in the Community-Based Mentoring Program who have distinguished themselves through their character, leadership, as an example for others, and will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Carl Anaxe of Mountain View High School

 

2022 Georgia Credit Union Young Leaders Foundation Scholarship ($2,000) Sponsored by Georgia United Credit Union Foundation in partnership with the GCPS FoundationThis award is presented to graduating females who have distinguished themselves as a community volunteer, entrepreneur, or school leader.
Mugdha Jayant Daftardar of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Jheel Darshan Dhruv of Parkview High School

Gloria Kim of Mill Creek High School

Kaamya Mehra of Shiloh High School

Anamika Binta Sharif of McClure Health Science High School

 

2022 UES Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship ($2,000) Sponsored by United Ebony Society of GwinnettFounded in 2011 to honor the community service of Robbie Susan Moore, this scholarship recognizes college-bound seniors dedicated to serving the community.

Sanai Pope of Grayson High School

 

2022 Dr. Janice L. Calkins Speech Language Pathology Scholarship ($1,500) Sponsored by Dr. Calkins, retired director of Speech Language Pathology in GCPS—This award is for seniors who will pursue a degree in speech language pathology from a college or university accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jenna Nicole Herren of Brookwood High School

 

2022 GCPS Foundation Mathematics Scholarship ($1,500) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationEstablished in 2013, the scholarship is awarded to one or more GCPS seniors with plans to enroll in an undergraduate course of study in or related to mathematics.

Ella Dommert of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

 

2022 GCPS Foundation STEM Scholarship ($1,500) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationThis scholarship is awarded to one or more GCPS seniors who plans to enroll in a college course of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Marin Shappert of North Gwinnett High School

Joshua Carreon Canlas of Lanier High School

 

2022 Mark A. Herndon Mathematics, Science, Technology Scholarship ($1,500) Sponsored by the Mark Herndon FamilyThis scholarship is awarded to a GCPS senior with plans to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in mathematics, science, or technology preferably at (but not limited to) the University of Georgia.

Cameron Rainer of Grayson High School

 

Joe Abraham Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the Abraham Family—This scholarship is awarded in memory of their son, Joe Abraham, who passed away at the young age of 19 due to fentanyl poisoning. The award is intended for a senior who has overcome obstacles to find a path to success and who plans to attend a two-or four-year college, or accredited technical school.

Ariadna Bolano of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

 

Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship ($1,000) Co-sponsored by Upsilon Alpha Omega, the Gwinnett Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the GCPS FoundationThis scholarship is awarded to African American high school seniors to further their educational opportunities.

Alicia Ayala of Mill Creek High School

Malik Clarke of South Gwinnett High School

Tamilore Dairo of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Trinity DiBartolo of North Gwinnett High School

Kennedy Johnson of Grayson High School

Nia Kayla King of Grayson High School

Sanai Neblett of Dacula High School

Jessica Okafor of Grayson High School

Micah Petit-Bois of Dacula High School

Sanai Pope of Grayson High School

Cameron Rainer of Grayson High School


2022 J. Floyd and Eunice Brannan Scholarships ($1,000 renewable) Sponsored by the family of J. Floyd and Eunice BrannanRecognizing three or more GCPS seniors, this scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years (subject to satisfactory postsecondary progress).

Alicia Ayala of Mill Creek High School

Imran Gilani of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Puja Raol of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

An Truong Vu of Duluth High School

 

2022 Alton C. Crews Teaching Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the GCPS Foundation—Since 2002, donations made in memory of Dr. Crews (GCPS superintendent, 1977–89) have funded this scholarship, awarded to GCPS seniors pursuing a teaching career.

Aminah Muhammad of Peachtree Ridge High School

 

2022 Teaching as a Profession Scholarship ($500-$1,000) Co-sponsored by the GCPS Foundation and Georgia United Credit UnionThis scholarship is awarded to seniors enrolled in the Early Childhood Education and Teaching as a Profession programs who are planning to pursue education degrees in college.

Courtney Alyssa Perez of Dacula High School ($1,000)

Elizabeth Carol Amoroso of Mill Creek High School ($500)

Lillian Jane Darr of Parkview High School ($500)

Jacqueline Hope Hamada of North Gwinnett High School ($500)

Andrea Victoria Prieto of Collins Hill High School ($500)



2022 Atlanta Gladiators AIM HIGH Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the Atlanta GladiatorsThis scholarship award is presented to a senior with a desire to pursue a profession in sports medicine, sports management, event planning, or a related career.

Wesley Duanrui Lu of Meadowcreek High School

 

2022 Community-Based Mentoring Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationThis scholarship is awarded to participants in the program who have distinguished themselves through their character, leadership, and as examples for others.

Carl Anaxe of Mountain View High School

Prince Buwee of Discovery High School

Phillip Green, Jr., of Grayson High School

Chandon Pierce of Grayson High School

 

2022 GCPS Foundation Multicultural Scholarship ($1,000) Co-sponsored by the Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee and the FoundationThis scholarship is awarded to one or more seniors of Hispanic, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or other minority origin, who has demonstrated a commitment to community service.

Faith Ann Mani of Lanier High School

 

2022 GCPS Science, Engineering, and Technology Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationIn recognition of outstanding performance at the regional level, a one-time award of $1,000 is presented to GCPS senior(s) with plans to enroll full-time at the postsecondary level in a course of study in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Arjan Kohli of Peachtree Ridge High School

Sarah Yung-En Tan of Paul Duke STEM High School

 

2022 Jim Maran STEM Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationEstablished in 2013 and named in honor of the longtime Gwinnett Chamber president, this award is for a senior who plans to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. 

Nikola Rogers of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

 

2022 Beth Rihm Scholarship (up to $1,000) Sponsored by the GCPS FoundationScholarships are awarded to seniors who have demonstrated a proficiency in a spoken foreign language and expressed a desire to deepen fluency through cultural immersion or extracurricular study. Established in 2015 by Rachel B. Mehravari, a Brookwood grad and former Rihm memorial scholarship recipient.

Jaqueline Ruiz of Brookwood High School

 

2022 Rev. In Soo Jung Scholarship I ($1,000) Sponsored by the Rev. In Soo Jung FamilyThis scholarship is for a GCPS senior, with priority given to Asian Christian males, who has plans to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study. 

Myungchul Jung of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

 

2022 Rev. In Soo Jung Scholarship II ($1,000) Sponsored by the Rev. In Soo Jung FamilyThis scholarship is for a GCPS senior, with priority given to applicants with financial need, of the Christian faith, and who were raised by a single mother. 

Morgan Denee Lee of Mill Creek High School

 

School-specific awards

The GCPS Foundation Fund administers many school-specific awards with support from community partners. The awards often commemorate a former administrator, teacher, or student. Some scholarships are non-GCPS Foundation maintained. Here are just a few examples:

The Jason Appling Technical Education Service Scholarship ($2,000) Sponsored by the Collins Hill HS Cluster Foundation —This one-time award honors Mr. Appling’s commitment to service and to students desiring a career in a technical field.

Yair Munoz of Collins Hill High School

 

Geri Flanary Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) This scholarship is awarded to a Duluth senior in honor of Geri Flanary, former GCPS educator. Requirements are financial need and service to the community to help the greater good.

Melanie Castro-Coronado of Duluth High School

 

Judy Patterson Legacy Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by the Judy Patterson Family—This scholarship award is given in honor of community volunteer Judy Barrow Patterson and is presented to an Archer High School senior who has demonstrated service to others, leadership ability, and good character.

Divine Adewunmi of Archer High School

 

Sweetwater Scholarship ($500) —This scholarship is offered to Berkmar seniors who attended Sweetwater Middle School and plan to attend college in the fall. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise college awareness at Sweetwater, affect the graduation rate at Berkmar, increase the vertical work between the schools, rally community support, and assist deserving students with financial need.

Herman Contreras of Berkmar High School

Kaitlyn Fair of Berkmar High School