CCSD Seniors Earn Community Scholarship Awards
Two Cherokee County School District Class of 2023 graduating seniors have earned community scholarship awards!
Etowah High School senior Samantha Noyes recently was selected as the first-ever winner of the Towne Lake Academy Scholarship.
The family owned and operated child development center will award one $2,500 scholarship each spring to a graduate of Etowah HS or Woodstock HS who plans to attend college to earn a degree in education to become a teacher. The scholarship is awarded based on an application, essay questions and references.
Samantha, who plans to attend the University of Georgia to study early childhood education, will be recognized at her school’s honors night this month. She is vice president of the Key Club; a member of Student Government, National Honors Society and chorus and theatre programs; and a lead tutor at the school’s East Wing Tutoring center, where students tutor classmates.
“I have always known I wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “Since kindergarten, I have had a love for school. As I have gotten older and began tutoring, my passion has grown, and I cannot wait to inspire young minds to learn and grow.”
Cherokee High School senior Yenyfeer Ramos Mendoza recently was selected as this year’s winner of the annual Maritza Mott Scholarship.
The $1,000 memorial scholarship is awarded each spring to one graduating Cherokee HS senior. It is awarded based on an application, essay questions and references.
Yenyfeer, who plans to study nursing at Kennesaw State University, will be recognized at her school’s honors night. She currently is participating in Northside Hospital Cherokee’s internship program in addition to her studies and a part-time restaurant job.
“Every day I go into the hospital, I'm always reminded about my career goal,” she said. “Seeing patients who need help and call doctors and nurses heroes makes me so motivated. I am very passionate about providing care for people.”