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Commerce Club Awards 2012 FBLA/DECA Scholarships

Commerce-Club-Scholarship-Presentation-2012Brookwood High School senior Robert “Cole” Hembree and South Gwinnett High School senior Asante Farquharson 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-Cole-Hembree-2012Mr. Hembree is the president of the DECA chapter at Brookwood High School. In DECA, he received a first place award at the region competition and a fourth place award at the state competition, and was recognized as DECA Student of the Year in 2012. Robert plans to enter Georgia Gwinnett College, and hopes to major in Biology with a minor in Marketing/Marketing Management.

Commerce-Club-Scholarship-Asante-Farquharson-2012Ms. Farquharson is on the honor roll at South Gwinnett High School, with a 3.88 grade point average. She hopes to pursue a career in the health care field. She earned a degree as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and has completed an internship with Eastside Medical Center. She regularly participates in community service activities, and recently received a key to the city from Snellville.

Club co-President Jon Richards said, “Again this year, the scholarship selection committee was very impressed by the quality of the applications we received, and choosing the best of the best was difficult.

The FBLA and DECA programs at South Gwinnett and Brookwood provide a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship and prepare for rewarding careers. It is an honor to recognize these fine students.”

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