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From left, Rotarian Cndy Lee, scholarship winners La’Derious Franklin and Jazmine McGinnis and Rotarian Allen Walston at Thursday's Academic All-Star banquet.
From left, Rotarian Cndy Lee, scholarship winners La’Derious Franklin and Jazmine McGinnis and Rotarian Allen Walston at Thursday's Academic All-Star banquet.

All-Stars awarded scholarships

Published 8:58pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday night’s 28th annual Rotary Academic All-Star banquet honored 130 local high school students who have achieved success in the classroom by handing out nearly $20,000 in scholarships.

Receiving added recognition were Northview student La’Derious Franklin and Escambia County High School student Jazmine McGinnis. Franklin received the $2,000 Randolph B. Luttrell Sr. Memorial Scholarship, while McGinnis was awarded the Mary Joyner Grissett Memorial Scholarship, also in the amount of $2,000

Franklin has a current GPA of 4.1. He is a member of the NHS Student Government Association, the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a member of the varsity sports program and is very active in his church. Franklin plans to attend Florida State University, majoring in chemical engineering.

McGinnis has a current GPA of 3.7. She is a member of the ECHS National Honor Society and Student Government Association and is a member of Youth Leadership Atmore, Chamber Ambassadors and Girls State. She plans to attend Alabama A&M and major in mechanical engineering.

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