Buzz: Floyd County Democrats meet via Zoom Thursday. Darlington senior scholarship updates – and photo of 3 new ‘residents.’ Berry student earns Fulbright Award.

Buzz: Floyd County Democrats meet via Zoom Thursday. Darlington senior scholarship updates – and photo of 3 new ‘residents.’ Berry student earns Fulbright Award.

Darlington posted the above image on Monday, showcasing the three newest residents on the lake.


The Floyd County Democratic Party will meet via Zoom this Thursday, May 6, from 7-8 pm. The guest speaker will be Arteen Afshar, who serves as the Political Director for the Young Democrats of Georgia. Afshar will report on the last legislative session and provide updates on her work with the Young Democrats  For more information and for the Zoom link, please visit www.fcdems.orghttps://www.facebook.com/FloydDemocrats, or call (931) 452-1250.


Luke Lewis
Tate Roberts

 

The following college scholarships were reported to Darlington’s College Guidance Office between April 1 and May 1:

Luke Lewis has earned an $8,000 Charter Scholarship from the University of Georgia; a $60,000 Volunteer Scholarship from the University of Tennessee Knoxville; a $96,000 UA Scholar Scholarship from the University of Alabama; and a $2,000 Academic Scholarship and an $18,000 Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship from Clemson University. He is the son of Angie and Jon Lewis of Rome.

Tate Roberts has earned a $66,000 Academic Presidential Scholarship from Auburn University, an $88,000 President’s Scholarship from the University of Miami, and an $88,000 Faculty Scholarship from Texas Christian University. He is the son of Scarlet and David Roberts of Rome.

 


 

Berry student receives Fulbright Award:  Berry College senior Taylor Blaylock has received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Taiwan during the 2021-22 academic year.  Blaylock has worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Berry College Child Development Center and as an associate at School Aged Child Care in Tennessee, where she will work during the summer prior to her departure to Taiwan in August.  She said she admires Taiwan’s successful educational system and looks forward to learning Mandarin. She hopes to visit China, South Korea, and Japan during her time in Taiwan, and will enjoy exploring Taiwanese culture. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 with the intention to promote international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.  It is the largest US exchange program and currently awards approximately 2,200 grants annually in all fields of study.  Fulbright operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. She is the sixth Berry College student to earn a Fulbright grant since 1991.  Previous awards went to Robin Leblanc (Japan 1991), Samantha Hiner (Spain 2010), Phat Huynh (Vietnam 2011), Lauren Fenner (South Korea 2011), and Zachary Wroblewski (Slovak Republic 2016).

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