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Class of 2018

Malachi Aldridge
Becca Barnes
Asher Barrett
Hannah Bergquist
Pierce Braaksma
Emily Braswell
Michelle Calderon
Natalie Comer
Kayla Conrey
Michael Cooprider
Andrew Donaldson
Ryan Faddis
Alex Fortson
Barry Francis
Nathan Greenlee
Laura Grace Guice
Michael Harper
Devan Hines
Kathryn Lashley
Alexis Lopes
Brandon Lydick
Maggie Mauer
Kayla McDonald
Sarah Grace McGinnis
Stephanie Melcher
Samantha Murray
Will Norman
Joshua Stanfill
Megan Powell
Mateus Souza
Brittany Southern
Ally Snyder
Ella Walker
Taylor Weber

Special thanks to Georgia Images for the use of the student images on this page.

A Few Facts About the Class of 2018

  • Accepted into 35 different colleges
  • Will Attend Colleges in 5 different states and gap year programs in several different countries
  • Each of these seniors completed a senior project that required a research paper and oral presentation during their senior year.
  • 19 of these seniors earned almost $2 million in college scholarships, not including Zell Miller and HOPE, which averages out to over $105,000 in scholarship per student!

College Acceptances, College Choices, Majors & Awards

* Denotes college the senior is attending

 

Malachi Aldridge

Major: Undecided

  • Point Park University
  • Kennesaw State University*

 

Becca Barnes

Major: Biology

  • Reinhardt University*
  • Shorter University
Scholarships Earned
  • Reinhardt University Academic Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Athletic Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Private Christian School Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Tuition Equalization Grant
  • Shorter University Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Shorter University Excellence Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Varsity Volleyball Defensive Player
  • GICAA All Region Volleyball

 

Asher Barrett

Major: Undecided

  • Covenant College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College*
  • Toccoa Falls College
Scholarships Earned
  • Gustavus Adolphus Academic Scholarship

 

Hannah Bergquist

Major: Biology

  • Reinhardt University*
  • Lee University
  • Kennesaw State University
Scholarships Earned
  • Reinhardt University Academic Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Honors Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Athletic Scholarship
  • Reinhardt Unversity Women's Leadership Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Private Christian School Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Sharpe Scholarship
  • Lee University Dean's Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • GICAA All Region Volleyball
  • GICAA All State Volleyball
  • Varsity Offensive Volleyball Player

 

Pierce Braaksma

Major: Business

  • Covenant College*
  • Toccoa Falls College
Scholarships Earned
  • Covenant College Cultural and Diversity Grant
  • Covenant College Trustees' Scholarship
  • Toccoa Falls College Academic Provost's Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • GICAA Golf Region, 4th

 

Emily Braswell

Major: Business Information Systems

  • Covenant College*
  • Georgia College - Honors College
  • University of Georgia
Scholarships Earned
  • Covenant College Wilberforce Scholarship
  • Covenant College Trustees Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Superior ACSI Creative Writing Award

  • Class of 2018 Valedictorian 


 

Michelle Calderon

Gap Year

  • Gap Year where she plans to pursue her dreams of creating, recording, and pursuing music.
  • Liberty University 

 

Natalie Comer

Major: Computer Science

  • Georgia College*
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Samford University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Truett-McConnell University
  • University of Tennessee
Scholarships Earned
  • SCAD Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • SCAD Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship
  • Samford University Academic Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship
  • Georgia College Dean's Merit Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Green & Black Volleyball Award
  • GICAA Division II AA Region, Doubles 4th
  • GICAA Division II AA State, Doubles State Runner Up

 

Kayla Conrey

Major: Elementary Education

  • Anderson University
  • Kennesaw State University*
  • Reinhardt University
  • Southeastern University
Scholarships Earned
  • Anderson University Scholarship
  • Marrone Scholarship
  • Reinhardt University Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • AJC Cup

 

Michael Cooprider

Playing Hockey for New England Stars

  • Gap year where he plans to play hockey in the NA3 for the New England Stars, while taking online college classes.
  • Kennesaw State University*
  • Liberty University

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court

 

Andrew Donaldson

Major: Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

  • Georgia College
  • Kennesaw State University*
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of North Georgia

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Baseball Cy Young Award
  • Baseball Regional Participant

 

Ryan Faddis

Major: Chemistry

  • Kennesaw State University*

 

Alex Fortson

Major: Computer Science 

  • Kennesaw State University*

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court

 

Barry Francis

Major: Exercise Science

  • Florida State University
  • Georgia College
  • Kennesaw State University--Honors*
  • Samford University
Scholarships Earned
  • Samford University Leadership Scholarship
  • Samford University Academic Scholarship
  • Samford University Presidential Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment
  • STAR Student
  • Wendy's Heisman Award
  • Baseball Attitude Reflect Leadership Award
  • Baseball Regional Participant

 

Nathan Greenlee

Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University*

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment

 

Laura Grace Guice

Major: Nursing 

  • Berry College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Lee University
  • Samford University - School of Nursing*
  • University of North Georgia
Scholarships Earned
  • Samford University Dean's Scholarship
  • Samford University Founder's Scholarship
  • Samford University Legacy Scholarship
  • Samford University Private School Grant
  • Berry Academic Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • FCC National Scholar Cheerleader

 

Michael Harper

Major: Marketing

  • Georgia College*
  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University
Scholarships Earned
  • Mercer University Scholarship

 

Devan Hines

Major: Environmental Science

  • Berry College
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Samford University
  • University of North Georgia*
Scholarships Earned
  • Louisiana Tech University Outstanding Student Scholarship
  • Samford Academic Scholarship
  • Berry College Academic Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment

 

Kathryn Lashley

Major: Nursing 

  • Georgia College
  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Samford University - School of Nursing*
  • University of Tennessee 
Scholarships Earned
  • Samford University Dean's Scholarship
  • Samford University Leadership Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • FCC National Scholar Cheerleader


 

Alexis Lopes

Gap Year

  • Gap year where she plans to work, travel, and pursue community theater.

 

Brandon Lydick

Major: Computer Science

  • Kennesaw State University
  • University of North Georgia*

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court King

 

Maggie Mauer

Major: Biology, Pre-PA

  • Berry College
  • Elon University
  • Highpoint University*
  • Mercer University
  • Samford University
  • Wofford College
Scholarships Earned
  • Mercer University Merit Scholarship
  • Berry College Academic Scholarship
  • Samford University Academic, Legacy and Leadership Scholarship
  • Highpoint University Academic Scholarship
  • Highpoint University Travel Abroad Stipend
  • Wofford College Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Class of 2018 Salutatorian 

 

Kayla McDonald

Global Year

  • Gap year where she plans to do mission work in A Coruna, Spain with Global Year
  • Kennesaw State University

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court


 

Sarah Grace McGinnis

Major: Speech Pathology

  • Kennesaw State University*
  • Samford University
  • University of West Georgia
Scholarships Earned
  • Samford University Dean's Scholarship
  • Samford University Leadership Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court

 

Stephanie Melcher

Major: Business or Nursing

  • Georgia Highlands*

Additional Awards

  • Paw Ball Court


 

Samantha Murray

Major: Undecided

  • Kennesaw State University
  • Reinhardt University
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University*
Scholarships Earned
  • Reinhardt University Academic Scholarship

Additional Awards

  • Cross Country MVP
  • GICAA Cross Country Region, 4th
  • Class of 2018 Salutatorian 

 

Megan Powell

Gap Year

  • Gap year where she plans to work with Global Year in Honduras to teach English.

Additional Awards

  • GICAA Visual Art North Regional, 2nd in Drawing
  • GICAA Visual Art North Regional, 1st in Printmaking
  • VISION Art Show, 2nd and Honorable Mention
  • GICAA All Star Soccer Team 

 

Will Norman

Major: Business Entrepreneurship Program

  • Kennesaw State University*

 

Ally Snyder

Global Year

  • Kennesaw State University
  • University of West Georgia

 

Brittany Southern

Major: Psychology

  • Kennesaw State University*
  • Reinhardt University
  • Truett McConnell University
Scholarships Earned
  • Reinhardt University Academic Scholarship

 

Mateus Souza

Major: Finance 

  • Pensacola Christian College*
  • Truett-McConnell University

Additional Awards

  • GICAA All Star Soccer Team


 

Joshua Stanfill

Major: Undecided

  • Covenant College
  • Kennesaw State University*
  • Truett-McConnell University

 

Ella Walker

Major: Human Development and Family Science

  • Auburn University
  • Georgia College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Samford University*
  • University of Alabama
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of West Georgia
Scholarships Earned
  • Samford University Dean's Scholarship 
  • Samford Leadership Scholarship
  • Samford Founders Scholarship

 

Taylor Weber

Major: Game Design

  • Kennesaw State University*

Additional Awards

  • Dual Enrollment