October 20, 2021

Two local students awarded scholarships

JD Blakley (L) with LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander at the college’s recent Presidential Scholars Weekend competition.

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County High School seniors JD Blakley and Garrett Callahan recently participated in LaGrange College’s Presidential Scholar Weekend competition and earned thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.

At the competition, students were judged on their performance in group discussions, written essays and individual interviews. Students offered scholarships can utilize the awards in the fall of 2019, and the scholarships are renewable for the following three years.

Presidential Scholars are awarded a full scholarship, while Vice President of  Academic Affairs’ Scholars receive $21,000. Fellows Scholars earn $17,000 and Founders Scholars get $16,000.

Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College is consistently ranked among the South’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange offers more than 70 areas of study with an emphasis on global engagement and service.

Garrett Callahan (L) pauses with LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander


  1. The Chemistry Teacher says

    Kudos to Garrett and the entire Callahan family. It was not by accident that all the Callahan children excell in and out of school.

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