Jamyra Brown, a graduate of Emanuel County Institute, was recently awarded the Sallie Canady Scholarship at East Georgia State College. Brown is currently pursuing her associates’ degree at East Georgia State College. After graduating, she then plans to attend a larger university to major in marketing.
Sallie Canady’s friends and family created the scholarship in her memory. Canady moved to Swainsboro from Columbia, South Carolina. She finished high school at Swainsboro High School in 1956.
Canady worked as a bookkeeper at Delores and Woody’s as well as Hooks Milling Company. She later went to work at East Georgia College where she devoted much of her time until she retired.
Canady was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She had two children, Lee and Melissa, and two grandchildren.
Sallie Canady had many wonderful friends who wanted to remember her after her passing on November 17, 2007. They established the Sallie Canady Scholarship as a way to pay tribute to their friend.
"I'm so honored to get this scholarship and use it towards my education,” said Brown. “So many people only wish to attend college without having to pay all the funds themselves, and this scholarship has made it possible for me to save money while getting an education. Thank you to the Canady family and friends. I am very grateful and lucky to have received this scholarship.”