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Friday, June 4, 2004

Scholar honored by ABWA

The American Business Women’s Association, Coweta Chapter, honored Elizabeth (Beth) Gotham as the 2004 ABWA Coweta County Secondary Education Scholarship recipient at the chapter’s annual Awards Dinner May 18. The $1,000 scholarship may be used for secondary education in any accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

Beth was a 2004 honor graduate of East Coweta High School, where she demonstrated talents in art, music and sports. She will attend Georgia State University to study graphic design. Beth is the daughter of William and Florence Gotham and sister of Michael and Sarah, all of Sharpsburg.

Among those congratulating Beth was one of the evening’s speakers, Carlotta Alford of Newnan, who received the 2003 ABWA Scholarship. Carlotta, a single mother of three with four grandchildren, told the group how she used her award to pay for evening classes at Georgia Medical Institute in Atlanta, while she worked full time. She received her certificate last fall and now works in a children’s dental office in Newnan.

ABWA, Coweta Chapter, has awarded one or more scholarships to traditional and non-traditional Coweta students annually for 16 years. The Chapter also contributes to ABWA national scholarships, which have been awarded to Coweta advanced students on three occasions.╩The 2004 Scholarship Committee was chaired by Nancy Granroos of Bank of Coweta, with Arlena Alford; Betty Boylston, Smart Solutions, and Jackie Butler of Coweta County Fairgrounds.

The scholarships are made possible in large measure through the support of Newnan and Coweta businesses and individuals who contribute to ABWA fund-raising projects each year.

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