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Grad wins scholarship
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Dawsonville Chick-fil-A Franchise Operator Tony Kellar presents the S. Truett Cathy Scholarship to Dawsonville resident Caitlyn Carr. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

A Dawsonville resident who works at Chick-fil-A was recently selected as one of 25 restaurant team members nationwide honored with the 2011 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

Caitlyn Carr, a 2010 graduate of Dawson County High School, has worked for Chick-fil-A for nearly six years at the Dawsonville location.

Tony Kellar, franchise operator of the Dawsonville restaurant, recently presented Carr with the award.

Started in 1997, the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award singles out recipients of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship the previous year to receive a second $1,000 scholarship.

Cathy, along with a panel of Atlanta community members, selected Carr for the chain’s top scholarship based on her “personal excellence in academics, community service and leadership.”

Said Kellar: “Caitlyn is an exceptional team member with strong leadership skills, great customer service and a winning attitude. It’s a pleasure to reward those efforts with this prestigious scholarship and to recognize her as a valuable asset not only to our restaurant, but also to our community.”

Carr is currently studying art education at North Georgia College & State University.

Since its creation, the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award has awarded $375,000 in scholarship funds to previous leadership scholarship recipients.