Six Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 graduates have earned scholarships from ABM Industry Groups LLC!
The company, which provides custodial services for CCSD schools, each year awards a $1,000 scholarship to one graduating senior from each of CCSD’s high schools. The six winners are selected by a scholarship committee of retired CCSD educators and ABM representatives based on a student’s involvement in school and community activities and service; personal essays; and references.
The Class of 2021 winners are: of Cherokee HS, Miguel Esteban-Juarez; Creekview HS, Brinn Dameron; Etowah HS, Aneisa Jones; River Ridge HS, Legacy Guider; Sequoyah HS, Matthew Scoretz; and Woodstock HS, Sebastian Moss.
“We’re very proud of each of you for the accomplishments and service that earned you this scholarship and wish you the best as you pursue your dreams,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Thank you to ABM for its continued support of our schools by honoring students for exemplary school and community service.”
Miguel Esteban-Juarez will attend Kennesaw State University to study marketing and psychology, with plans to pursue a career as a psychologist. As a student at Cherokee HS, Miguel served as vice president of the French Honors Club and co-leader of Students Demand Action and volunteered at a local nursing home, where he shared his talents as a musician and his love of reading with them.
Brinn Dameron will pursue her plans to become a veterinarian specializing in exotic animals by studying pre-veterinary sciences and marine biology at Florida Southern College. A cheerleader and honors chorus member, her many service roles at Creekview HS included four years as class president and serving as the school’s Student Delegate to the Cherokee County School Board, and she has worked for three years at a local animal hospital.
To pursue her goal to become a pediatric neurosurgeon, Aneisa Jones will study neuroscience and pre-medicine at Xavier University. A member of the Etowah HS Beta Club and Key Club service organizations, Aneisa volunteered with the school’s annual Shop with an Eagle charitable program and at Agape Hospice Care, where she spent more than 200 hours visiting with patients and performing jazz for them on her saxophone.
Legacy Guider will attend Oglethorpe University to study biology and pre-veterinary sciences to pursue a career as a veterinarian. As a student at River Ridge HS, Legacy was a standout volleyball player and volunteer coach, was selected for the VetAspire program for future veterinarians, volunteered with her church and has worked for a local veterinary clinic.
A future teacher, Matthew Scoretz will study early childhood education at the University of Memphis. A 13-year baseball player, Matthew was an active volunteer at Sequoyah HS and in the community, including volunteering with Night to Shine and his church, and he has worked at Learning Express.
Sebastian Moss is headed to Georgia Southern University to study architecture in pursuit of his career goal of providing housing for low-income families. A four-year varsity All-County football player at Woodstock HS, Sebastian has been an active school and community volunteer, helping with elementary school festivals and the MUST summer lunch program, and supporting local foster families.