ATLANTA (February 23, 2017) | Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) commended three recipients of the David Shafer Essay Scholarship Contest with the presentation of Senate Resolution 226 in the Senate today.
“It is an honor to recognize these outstanding high school seniors who excel in their writing capabilities and appreciation of our nation’s core values,” said Sen. Shafer. “Each of them did an excellent job in their essay by highlighting figures in American history who exemplify true American values. I am very proud of these young ladies and wish them continued academic success.”
The David Shafer Essay Scholarship Contest encourages Georgia’s high school students to think critically about the importance of character and core American Values. This is the third contest held and this year’s essay topic asked students to write about a figure in American history who exemplifies values such as courage, patriotism, citizenship and other key character traits.
Madison Seagraves of Landmark Christian School earned first place in the scholarship contest with her essay on World War I hero Alvin York. Angela Huang of Johns Creek High School placed second in the scholarship contest with her essay on Anne Sullivan and Pooja Prabakaran of Lassiter High School earned third place in the scholarship contest with her essay on James Madison.
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For Immediate Release:
February 23, 2017
For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director