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Farm Credit names scholarship winner

FARM CREDIT names Chelsea Nicole Kornse as its $2,000 scholarship winner. From the left, are Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell, Kornse, Brant Harrell, relationship manager; and Richard Monson, president of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.

By LIZ NOGOWSKI

Director of Marketing

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit presented Chelsea Nicole Kornse of Climax, Ga., a $2,000 scholarship to pursue her college education.

Miss Kornse, a senior at Bainbridge High School, plans to attend Bainbridge College and intends to pursue a degree in agriculture biological science and later attend medical school. Her dream is to be a specialist in pediatric neurology.

“Chelsea exemplified the kind of student we wanted to help by providing these scholarships,” said Richard S. Monson, president and chief executive officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “Chelsea has committed herself to excellence in the classroom and in the community. We are honored to award her with this scholarship.”

In the first year of its scholarship program, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has committed $8,000 to area students, awarding four seniors with $2,000 each. Criteria for the award included planning to pursue a career in some aspect of agriculture, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and letters of recommendation.

Other scholarship winners include Kayla Allison Clark and Hunter Aubrey Turner, both of Cairo High School, and John Cary Vereen Jr., of Westwood School in Camilla, Ga.

FARM CREDIT names Chelsea Nicole Kornse as its $2,000 scholarship winner. From the left, are Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell, Kornse, Brant Harrell, relationship manager; and Richard Monson, president of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.