Two Coweta seniors awarded scholarships

by Wes Mayer


From left, Mary Chase, president of the Coweta County Republican Women’s Club, and the two scholarship winners, Sarah Rusk, 18, and Savannah Emerich, 16. 

Two graduating Coweta County high school students were honored to receive scholarships from the Coweta County Republican Women’s Club.

This is the second year the club has awarded the scholarship, said Mary Chase, president of the club,. This year, applicants were asked to read the Constitution and Bill of Rights, choose a current or pending law or piece of legislation and write an essay about how the law affect personal freedom.

Two of the entrants, Savannah Emerich and Sarah Rusk, were both chosen for the scholarship and received their awards during the CCRW Club’s meeting on May 15.

Emerich was awarded first place and received $500 from the club. She will be graduating from East Coweta High School at the age of 16 and plans to serve as an intern for Congressman Lynn Westmoreland this summer. After receiving her award, she told those in attendance of the meeting about the bill she created to make it illegal for pregnant women to smoke cigarettes.

Rusk earned second place and was awarded $250. She is graduating from Heritage Christian School, and after receiving her scholarship, she read her essay about how the Affordable Care Act negatively affects the freedom and infringes the rights of all Americans.

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