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Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners Annual Scholarship

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners annually awards $1,000 scholarships to be presented to a Dawsonville or Lumpkin County High School (LCHS) graduating senior to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at a Georgia public or private college or university.

Juanita Tipton, past president of GMMG, presented a $1000 college scholarship to Josiah Robert McDonald this past Monday evening at the LCHS awards night. CONGRATULATIONS Josiah!


Tori with GMMG president Donna Brown

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners have awarded their 2017 college scholarship to Victoria Leigh Hunter, who graduated from Lumpkin County High School in May.

Tori will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia in the fall, majoring in Biology with a goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Tori's love of animals was fostered by her family's involvement with wild animals, owning and operating a non-profit wildlife zoo in Lumpkin County. The amazing experiences that came with the learning opportunities created in that environment, and then through the agricultural experiences working with the 4-H and FFA during her junior and senior years in high school, ultimately led Tori to her ambition of becoming a veterinarian. Her love of animals and discipline in caring for them, even raising a show pig, has proven a catalyst for her prospective career.

We hope Tori's dreams come to fruition and wish her well as she embarks on her educational journey.


Peyton Forrester Peyton Forrester

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners have awarded their first annual college scholarship to Peyton Forrester, a May 2016 graduate of LCHS. Peyton is entering The University of North Georgia this fall as a biology major. Her career goal is to obtain a biology degree and then go on to earn a degree in mortuary science and become a mortician.

Peyton has been active in 4-H since elementary school and says she has developed social and leadership skills through her involvement in 4-H. Peyton's love of science and her desire to help people has influenced her plan to be a mortician, which will utilize both her science knowledge and people skills.

We are proud of Peyton and wish her well as she pursues her educational and career ambitions.

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