Commerce Club Awards 2011 FBLA/DECA Scholarships

Commerce-Club-May-Meeting-2011Brookwood High School senior Aida Syrkett and South Gwinnett High School senior Erika Galdamez are the recipients of $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Snellville Commerce Club. Each year, the club presents a scholarship to a graduate from each school who participates in their school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) or Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) program.

Commerce-Club-Scholarship-AidaSyrkett-2011Ms. Syrkett is an Advanced Placement Scholar who received a National Achievement Award from the National Merit Corporation. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Brookwood, she participated in the school’s Reading Club, is a tutor, and is Secretary of the Computer Science Club of the Future Business Leaders of America. While she is not positive about her future career, she has a strong interested in mathematics and Computer Science.

Commerce-Club-Scholarship-Erika-Galdimez -2011Ms. Galdamez will graduate in May from South Gwinnett with a 3.7 grade point average. She has been recognized with the Georgia Certificate of Merit and the Georgia FBLA Excellence Award. She is a member of the South Gwinnett Beta Club and the National Honor Society. She tutors other students and volunteers to assist special education children. After college, she hopes to become an entrepreneur.

Club co-President Joan Miller said, “We received over 15 applications for the scholarships this year, and were very impressed with the achievements of all the applicants. Gwinnett County Schools are nationally recognized for their dedication to teaching and learning, and that dedication produces outstanding students in the Brookwood and South Gwinnett clusters.”

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