Thursday, May 24, 2012

CHS rising senior to compete in Georgia scholarship program

Media release: Ashlee Charles, a junior at Coosa High School, has been chosen to compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Georgia Program.   Distinguished Young Women of Georgia is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.  Charles will be sponsored by the Rome Noon Optimist Club.  She will compete in Atlanta July 27-28.

The Distinguished Young Women of Georgia Scholarship program is an official preliminary for the Distinguished Young Women of America Scholarship program, formerly America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program. The national program was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. More than 700,000 young women from across the nation have participated in Distinguished Young Women or Junior Miss programs at the local, state, and national levels. In addition to cash scholarships, participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from nearly 200 colleges and universities.

At Coosa High School, Ashlee has been involved in Junior Optimist Club, where she served as treasurer.  She also has served as treasurer of the Eagle Senate and she is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Charles has played on the CHS tennis team the last two years.  She participated in the JSU Emerging Leaders Program, received numerous academic awards and has a 3.9 GPA in the Honors Prep Program.  Charles also represented Coosa High School as a teen representative on the Floyd County Advisory Council.  Ms. Charles is closing out her junior year and will be
 a senior at Coosa High School in the fall.

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