Commerce Club Awards 2013 FBLA/DECA Scholarships

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The Snellville Commerce Club continued its tradition of awarding college scholarships to area high school graduates who participated in their school's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) or Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) programs by selecting Candace Morgan from Brookwood High School and Jamaré Mason from South Gwinnett as the 2013 winners.

Commerce-Club-Scholarships-Candace-MorganMs. Morgan has participated in the Brookwood High School DECA program for two years, and placed fourth in the DECA regional competition in 2012. While DECA may be her favorite extracurricular activity, she actively participates in Brookwood’s Heritage Club and the United Ebony Society, works in the school store and volunteers for the Amanda Riley Foundation.

When she graduates this spring, she will have maintained a 3.4 grade average and has been a member of the National Society of High School Scholars for almost four years. This fall, Candace plans to attend Mississippi State University where she hopes to major in Elementary Education.

Commerce-Club-Scholarships-Jamaré-MasonMr. Mason will graduate from South Gwinnett High School with a grade point average of 3.35. In addition to participating in his school’s FBLA program, he has been on the school’s honor roll and track team, and was the highest achiever in his chemistry class in 2012.

Outside of school, he has volunteered at Life Care Centers of Gwinnett in their activity room. Originally from Jamaica, he moved to Georgia two years ago. He hopes to attend college in order to become a physician.

Club co-President Jimmy Norton said, “The entrepreneurial spirit is very important for business, and South Gwinnett and Brookwood High Schools are teaching it with programs like FBLA and DECA. Our Commerce Club members are small businessmen and women, and we are proud to recognize and honor students with an interest in business and entrepreneurialism.”

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