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16 Gwinnett grads earn Foundation Fund scholarships
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16 Gwinnett grads earn Foundation Fund scholarships

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Every year, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors.

Sixteen members of Gwinnett's Class of 2014 took home nine scholarships, including:

Alton C. Crews Teaching Scholarship
* Corey Crain Gray Jr., Central Gwinnett HS
* Jonathan Peraza, Meadowcreek HS
* Peter Mark Schlueter, Mountain View HS
This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to students pursuing careers in education. It is funded in memory of former superintendent Dr. Alton Crews, who headed up GCPS from 1977 to1989.

GCPS Foundation STEM Scholarship
* Mark P. Lougee, Peachtree Ridge HS
* Lindsey Thrift, Brookwood HS
This $1,000 scholarship is given to students who plan to study STEM subjects in college. To earn it, a graduate must excel in the classroom and perform community service.

Susan D. Headley Scholarship
* Stephen B. Jenkins, Mountain View HS
This $1,000 scholarship honors students who exhibit good character and a love of learning. It is named for a former Gwinnett County teacher.

King Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
* Lovette Chinyere Ekwebelem, Dacula HS
This $1,000 scholarship is given to students who prove financial need and plan to study math in college. It was created in honor of Dr. William King, GCPS's coordinator of mathematics in the 1980's.

Jim Maran Scholarship for STEM Studies
* Olivia Chong, Brookwood HS
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to exemplary students who exhibit leadership, earn high grades and serve their communities. Recipients must be planning to major in STEM subjects in college.

Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship
* Abril Castro, Peachtree Ridge HS
* Briunna Lemons, Mill Creek HS
* Nicholas Na, Brookwood HS
This $1,000 scholarship is given to minority students who have served their communities and plan to continue their educations. It is sponsored by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett.

Louise Radloff Scholarship
* Duane Thomas Lee, Archer HS
* William Donald Zimmer, Mill Creek HS
This $2,500 scholarship honors students who overcome significant personal challenges to finish high school and head off to college. It is named for Louise Radloff, who served on the Gwinnett County Board of Education for four decades.

Dr. Barbara Reed Science Scholarship
* Jessie Yuan, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
This $500 scholarship is given to students who maintain 3.0 GPAs and hope to pursue careers in science. It is named for Gwinnett County's former director of science.

J. Alvin Wilbanks Scholarship
* Keri Barrientos, Collins Hill HS
* Mehul Bhagat
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to students who hope to pursue education careers. It honors the district's current superintendent, who has guided Gwinnett to national prominence.

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