Three students who have demonstrated outstanding community service are finalists for the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families' 2014 John K. Morgan Scholarship.
The scholarship winner will be announced at the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families Annual Awards Reception on March 8, 5:30 p.m., at the Rockdale Career Academy.
This is the fourth year the Rockdale Coalition has offered the $4,000 scholarship for a student who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship is named for John K. Morgan, former president and chief executive officer of Acuity Brands Lighting and community advocate.
Finalists for the 2014 John K. Morgan Scholarship include: Declan Keating-Broyles (TNT Academy); Sophia Moll (Heritage High School); and Donovan Norfleet (Heritage High School).
“We were once again overwhelmed by the talent and commitment these students have shown throughout their careers by giving so much of their time and talents to help others in need," said Michael Hutcheson, director of Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families.
The program also will honor the Rev. Aldren Sadler as the 2014 recipient of the F. William Hughey Community Service Award. Rev. Sadler, founder and senior pastor of the Church of New Beginnings in Conyers, has served on several volunteer committees and is an active participant in the community. A $500 cash donation will also be given to the local community service organization of the recipient's choice.
The awards program is open to the public and tickets are available at the Rockdale Coalition office for $15. The event includes food catered by students in the Rockdale Career Academy culinary arts program, entertainment by the Memorial Middle School Jazz Band and a silent auction.