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CCSD Student Wins $5,000 Local Scholarship

Posted On: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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Creekview High School Class of 2022 graduating senior Ashley Tippens has earned this year’s Waste Management/Pine Bluff Landfill Scholarship! 

The $5,000 scholarship is presented to a graduating senior each year as part of the company’s partnership agreement with CCSD.  The designated school rotates annually, with Creekview HS selected for the Class of 2022 school, and all graduating seniors from the designated school have the opportunity to apply.  This is the 15th anniversary of the scholarship.  A committee of community, Waste Management and CCSD representatives reviews and scores applications to select a winner who has excelled in academic, extra-curricular activities and community service.

A National Honor Society member and softball player, Ashley plans to study education at the University of North Georgia and pursue a career as a high school Special Education teacher and softball coach.

Her numerous extra-curricular activities include serving as president of the Future Georgia Educators chapter at her school, as well as for nine years as a Friend Club member, and current vice president, and two years as a peer facilitator – both are programs designed to support Special Education students.  A four-year member of the school’s American Sign Language club, Ashley currently serves as its president, and she has coached and volunteered for seven years with the North Metro Miracle League program that provides sports activities for youth with special needs.  For her service with the Miracle League, Ashley was named the 2021 Volunteer of the Year by Cherokee County Parks and Recreation.  She also was selected for the Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2020, a program presented by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for select student leaders.

The scholarship presentation was made by Marla Prince of Waste Management at the Cherokee County School Board’s April meeting, during which Ashley was recognized by the School Board and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower.

“Congratulations to Ashley on this well-deserved honor,” Dr. Hightower said.  “She is an impressive student, athlete and volunteer whose care for others inspires everyone who meets her.  We’re so proud that her experiences as a student and peer facilitator have inspired her to become a Special Education teacher.  We wish her all the best as she pursues this admirable path!”

PHOTO: Creekview High School Class of 2022 graduating senior Ashley Tippens is presented this year’s Waste Management/Pine Bluff Landfill Scholarship by Marla Prince of Waste Management at the Cherokee County School Board’s April meeting.
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