Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is pleased to announce the winners of the GACD Scholarship and GACD Auxiliary Scholarship. Scholarship winners were recognized at GACD’s Hall of Fame Banquet held January 19 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
GACD awards an annual scholarship of $1000 to encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation related fields. Awards will be given to students majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation related area. This year’s GACD Scholarship recipient is Sadie Lackey from Ellijay, GA. Sadie is enrolled at the University of Georgia and plans to graduate with a degree in Agriculture Communication. Her long-term goals include becoming a press secretary or communications director for an elected official in the agricultural sector.
The GACD Auxiliary provides a $500.00 scholarship to a deserving recipient. This year’s Auxiliary scholarship recipient is Addie Tucker from Fitzgerald, GA. Addie is enrolled as a Masters student in Agriscience Education at Auburn University. Her goal is to teach ag education and FFA in a public-school setting. Addie says that furthering her education will allow her to be a better teacher to her students at Wilcox County High School.