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Amicalola Beekeepers Association awards scholarship to DCHS junior
Amicalola Beekeepers Scholarship
Amicalola Beekeepers Association members present DCHS junior Athena Martinez with a $200 scholarship during the club’s end of the year banquet. From left: club member Edie Chodora, Martinez and club member Tim Evans. (photo courtesy of Edie Chodora)

Recently, members of the Amicalola Beekeepers Association presented a Dawson County High School junior with a $200 scholarship during the organization’s annual banquet. 

According to club member Edie Chodora, Dawson County High School Junior Athena Martinez is planning to begin beekeeping this spring, so club members presented her with a $200 scholarship during their recent banquet at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville. 

“Bee club members are committed to mentoring Athena as she begins beekeeping in the spring of 2023,” Chodora said. 

The Amicalola Beekeepers Association is a club of Georgia beekeepers with memberships in Dawson, Lumpkin, Forsyth and Hall counties. For those who are interested in learning more about beekeeping or in joining the club, members meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Dawson County Extension Agency, located at 298 Academy Avenue in downtown Dawsonville.