Pugh named Merit Award winner at Tuskegee

Derian A. Pugh, the daughter of Derrick and Gwendolyn Pugh of Newnan, was recently selected as a female Merit Award winner by Tuskegee AgriTREK program faculty and staff for the second year in a row. The award is given to the female student participant considered most well-rounded and is based upon outstanding academic achievement as well as how well the student embodies the principles of scholarship, leadership, work ethic, and peer relations. Miss Pugh, a senior at East Coweta High School, accepted the award at the program’s closing banquet on June 22 on the campus of Tuskegee University.

AgriTREK is a two-week residential program open to high school students from around the nation at Tuskegee University (TU), one of the nation’s premier historically black colleges and universities.

The program creates an awareness of the educational and career opportunities that are available in agricultural and related sciences through hands-on research, leadership development and personal enrichment activities.




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