Shazorierier Betts, Hannah Gray, Alison Seamans, and Evan Waters have been awarded Devereux H. Lippitt, Jr. Leadership Scholarships for fall 2014 to East Georgia State College for outstanding academic and leadership achievements while in high school.
In 1996, the Devereux H. Lippitt, Jr. Leadership Scholarship was created by Mrs. Betty G. Holland (formerly Mrs. Lippitt) as a memorial to the late Mr. Lippitt, a former resident of Twin City in the late 1940's and early 1950's, and her parents, General Philip S. Gage and Mrs. Irene Toll Gage. General Gage was a graduate of West Point and was a career army officer, with service during World War I and II. Supported by the Philip and Irene Toll Gage Foundation, the annual scholarship is awarded to a deserving student on the basis of outstanding achievement and leadership.
Shazorierier J. Betts
The daughter of Janene Betts of Swainsboro, Shazorierier is a 2014 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School. She plans to pursue a degree at EGSC in education.
While at SHS, she earned academic credit as an ACCEL (jointly enrolled) student at EGSC. An extremely involved student, she served as FBLA Historian for three years and participated in work based learning with Swainsboro Primary School in 2012-2014. She also served as editor of SHS Yearbook. A Senior Superlative, she was also a member of the Citizens Bank Student Advisory Board, as well as the Swainsboro High School Marching Band. Shazorierier is affluent in the Korean language (self-taught to read, write and speak Korean).
“East Georgia State feels like home for me. The College offers all the necessities that one needs, such as activities, new experiences, Vision Series programs, and a wonderful world-class education,” stated Miss Betts.
Hannah A. Gray
A 2014 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School, Hannah is the daughter of Angela and Jeffery Gray of Swainsboro. She plans to pursue a degree in the healthcare field.
An ACCEL student with SHS and EGSC, Hannah was in BETA Club for four years, FBLA, the SHS Marching Band, the SHS Concert Band, the Tennis team, and works at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. She also served on the Citizen’s Bank Student Advisory Board.
“I am very appreciative for the Lippitt Scholarship. It will help me realize my dreams of becoming an anesthesiologist and helping people through their surgeries. Since beginning at EGSC as an ACCEL student, I am grown very fond of the professors, staff and students at the college. I am very comfortable at East Georgia State and love the size, location, convenience, and beauty of the campus,” stated Hannah Gray.
Alison is the daughter of Lynn and Robert Seamans of Portal. A 2014 honor graduate of Portal High School, Alison plans to pursue a degree in nursing. At PHS, she was a member of BETA Club, FCCLA treasurer and president, FFA member, majorette, and yearbook staff member.
“In January of this year, I was enrolled at Portal High School, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College as an ACCEL student. I maintained an ‘A’ in all my classes. After completing spring semester, I presently have continued at EGSC and find it to be my second home. A key element of the college experience for me is the feeling of home. That’s what I have found at East Georgia. I feel at home,” commented Alison.
A 2014 honor graduate of Claxton High School, Evan Waters is the daughter of Lesi Hodges and Michael Waters of Claxton. She plans to pursue a degree in the medical field.
At CHS, Alison served as a member of FFA, FCCLA, Skills USA, and FBLA.
“I am so thankful for this scholarship and the opportunity that it helps create for me to have a better life. I enjoy the rewards of meeting new people and getting to know them, so I am delighted to meet new students and professors at the college,” commented Evan.