MHS student named national finalist for Samsung scholarship

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 5:53pm
By: The Citizen

MHS student named national finalist for Samsung scholarship

Peachtree City resident Hannah Calamoneri, a senior at McIntosh High School, was named as a Samsung American Legion Scholarship national finalist. Calamoneri was selected by the staff of Georgia Girls State which was held at Georgia Southern University on June 10-15.

In making the announcement, the selection officials said Calamoneri was named a finalist on the basis of academics, school and community involvement and leadership.

As a finalist, Calamoneri will join 99 other national finalists from around the United States each competing for one of twelve scholarships, worth an expected $20,000 each.

She is active at her school and in her community and belongs to her school’s Beta Club, National Honor Society, varsity dance team and varsity lacrosse team. She also participates in various service organizations such as Key Club, Ambassadors and PTSO. She also expands her academic learning through involvement in Spanish Club, as a class officer and member of the Principal’s Student Advisory Committee. Calamoneri has no specific college choices yet, but is interested in a small liberal arts school upon graduation where she plans to study modern languages.

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship funds come from the earnings of a $5-million endowment given by Samsung. Samsung, in recognition of the sacrifice and commitment of the United States servicemen and women who served during the Korean War to maintain the security of the Korean peninsula, joined with the American Legion to offer an educational opportunity to the descendants of war-time veterans who have served honorably. Calamoneri’s grandfather, Marcus Burk, served in Korea with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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