Five Marietta High School students receive scholarships
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The Cobb County Bar Association presented a total of $19,000 in scholarships to five recipients on Law Day last week. The scholarship winners are, left to right Patrick Sherman, MacKenzie Roux, Cassidy Flood, Sarah Dickerson and Keasia Jones.<br>Special to the MDJ
The Cobb County Bar Association presented a total of $19,000 in scholarships to five recipients on Law Day last week. The scholarship winners are, left to right Patrick Sherman, MacKenzie Roux, Cassidy Flood, Sarah Dickerson and Keasia Jones.
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The Cobb County Bar Association presented a total of $19,000 in scholarships to five students from Marietta High School as part of the Alexis Grubbs memorial scholarship.

The scholarship is in memory of Alexis Grubbs, who was a rising senior at Marietta High School when she was killed in an automobile accident in July 1998.

The scholarship is awarded to Marietta High School graduates who intend to pursue a career in some aspect of the legal field.

The criteria for the scholarship states the recipient shall be bright, compassionate, wholesome, respectful, courteous, unselfish, family-oriented and focused.

The five recipients of the 2014 Alexis Grubbs scholarship, the colleges they’ve been accepted to and a personal quote are below.

Sarah Dickerson

Accepted into: Lynchburg College; Arcadia University; Marymount University; and Georgia College and State University.

Quote: “I hope to work at state or federal level as an investigator. I hope to combine my love for psychology and criminal justice to aid investigations. My end goal would be to work with the FBI on high profile cases.”

Cassidy Flood

Accepted into: Auburn (Honors Program); UGA (Honors Program); LSU (Honors Program); and Notre Dame (Honors Program)

Quote: “Each and every day I strive to be a better person. ... It is because of the compassion myself and my family was shown … that has truly inspired me to become more compassionate and caring … and accepting of the strife of others…”

Keasia Jones

Accepted into: Benedict College

Quote: “I want to do something that impacts someone’s life. Helping offenders build better lives is an essential part of protecting other people from becoming victims.”

MacKenzie Roux

Accepted into: Kennesaw State University; and Georgia College and State University

Quote: “My aunt is a guardian ad litem attorney advocate for the state of North Carolina, and I have watched her help many children over the years. She has inspired me to do the same.”

Patrick Sherman

Accepted into: Kennesaw State University and Jacksonville State University

Quote: “For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be in a career where I could serve others. I joined the Army National Guard when I was 17 and still a junior in high school. I was accepted into the MPD Explorer Program. It is why I want a career in law enforcement.”

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