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High school scholars awarded for hard work
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The Dawson County High School commons area was filled with proud parents and expectant students last Thursday as more than $175,000 in scholarships were awarded to more than 150 students. - photo by David Renner Dawson Community News

Dawson County High School announced last week how much its graduating class had earned in scholarships to help them with their futures.

On May 7, the high school held its annual Honors Night for graduating seniors.

During the event, more than 150 students were recognized, taking home more than $175,000 for their college funding.

Scholarship awards ranged from $4,000 with the Styles Family Foundation and Sawnee EMC scholarships, to several students receiving $500 scholarships from groups such as the Student Government Association and the Northeast Georgia Superintendents' scholarship.

Big Canoe also continued its tradition of giving more than $83,000 to 84 students.

"Dawson County High School is so proud of the Class of 2015. They have worked extremely hard over the last 13 years," said high school counselor Cherie Ferguson. "We have more athletic scholars this year than ever in school history. Our community support is amazing and it shows by how much scholarship money local organizations awarded our graduates."

The Dawson County High School Class of 2015 will take their final walk and receive their diplomas during the 8:30 a.m. ceremony on May 23 at Tigers Stadium.