American Legion Post 109

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American Legion Post 109, Hartwell, GA Announces Scholarship Recipients

By: Jennifer Scott-Sudderth, Post 109, Member/Staff Writer



            Closing the chapter on a life milestone can be frightening.  High School, for most students, is a time of friends and the protection of family, while in the midst of academic angst.  So, when graduation comes around, one question dominates the topic floor – How do we pay for college?  While the entire cost of this worthwhile goal cannot be covered by the American Legion, we certainly do our part in contribution.  This year, we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the three (3) scholarship recipients chosen.

            Mr. Matthew Hill, son of Mark and Kim Hill, has quite an impressive high school involvement record.  A member of the Hart County High School Marching Band, Competition Band, Interact Club, Junior Classical League, Varsity Academic Team, and National Honor Society, Mr. Hill also found time to be a Junior Marshall and become an Honor Graduate.  His outside activities include working for Hartwell Masonry and participation in the Outdoorsman Ministry with Oak Bower Baptist Church.  Mr. Hill plans to attend the University of Georgia where he will enroll in the Dentistry Program. Upon completion of his Degree, he plans to return to Hartwell to open his own practice. 

            Mr. Conner Ankerich, son of Ms. Sherry Ankerich, plans to attend the University of North Georgia and has already received his Letter of Acceptance.  His high school activities include: Concert Band, Competition Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Key Club, Academic Team, Junior Classical League, and National Honor Society.  He has received numerous awards throughout his high school career and finds time to participate in his church’s praise band and gospel choir.  He is highly regarded by his teachers and peers alike.

            Mr. Daniel Luke Bauknight, son of Slate and Ginger Bauknight, spends free time working in land surveying, cattle farming, and has completed a Veterinary Explore Program. Additionally, he participated in various high school activities, including soccer, cross country, Key Club, FFA, and National Honor Society.  He is also the recipient of several awards and is an active participant in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church youth group.  Mr. Bauknight plans to attend the University of Georgia where he seeks to obtain a Degree in Veterinary Medicine. 


            American Legion Post 109 is pleased to offer congratulations to these three young men and wish them the best in their individual endeavors.  

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