Georgia United Credit Union Awards Archer High School senior Caroline Mangum 2015 Scholarship

DULUTH, GA (April 29, 2015) — Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the winners of their 2015 scholarship programs.  A total of $12,500 was awarded and disbursed to thirteen high school seniors through the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship program and the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship program.  Thanks to all the high school seniors who entered this year’s competition as we had an impressive number of excellent entries!

This is the 21st year that Georgia United has given the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship and the 8th year for the John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship. A total of approximately $155,000 has been awarded to high school seniors during the tenure of both programs.  Recipients are chosen based on an essay competition with consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities.  The top winners for 2015 were Samantha Smith of Blessed Trinity High School and Jasmine Johnson of Ola High School; Ryan Kolakowski of Wheeler High School and Marian Bornhorst of Roswell High School, respectively Locally, Caroline Mangum of Archer High School was also a Scholarship recipient.

About Caroline Mangum: A senior at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Caroline is an AP Scholar with Distinction, Varsity Soccer Team Captain; Historian of the National Honor Society, a Beta Club member, AP Club member, an active church and community volunteer while earning a GPA of 3.98. Caroline is the daughter of Wanda and Douglas Mangum of Lawrenceville.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia in both size and safety at over $1 billion million in assets, 130,000 members and 17 branch locations including two in Gwinnett County.  Georgia United seeks to make members’ lives easier by offering products, services and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals.

Georgia United Credit Union serves all residents of Gwinnett County, State Agency employees, Board of Regents colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems.  

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Georgia United Credit Union 2015 Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Recipients
First Place $3,000 Samantha Smith Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell
Second Place – $2,000 Jasmine Johnson Ola High School, McDonough
Third Place – $1,000 Caroline Mangum Archer High School, Lawrenceville
Runner-up – $500 Stacia Dukes Heritage High School, Conyers
Runner-up – $500 Alexander Krakau Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell
Runner-up – $500 Barrett Crowder South Forsyth High School, Cumming
Runner-up – $500 Crystal Sipp Heritage High School, Conyers
Runner-up – $500 Alicia Worthy SW DeKalb High School, Decatur
Runner-up – $500 Lauren Rutledge Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
Runner-up – $500 Emma Fullett South Forsyth High School, Cumming
Runner-up – $500 Taylor Thomas Dodge County High School, Eastman
Georgia United Credit Union 2015 John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship Recipients
First Place – $1,500 Ryan Kolakowski Wheeler High School
Second Place – $1,000 Marian Bornhorst Roswell High School

Photo caption: 
Caroline Mangum, senior at Archer High School is shown receiving her Georgia United Credit Union $1000 Scholarship with her parents (left) Doug Mangum and (second from right) Wanda Mangum and Archer Principal Ken Johnson (far right).

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