Georgia SWANA awards scholarship to local high school student

 Sawyer L. Locke, from Northwest Whitfield High School, was awarded a scholarship by Georgia SWANA board member emeritus Mack Belue during Senior Recognition Day.

Sawyer L. Locke, from Northwest Whitfield High School, was awarded a scholarship by Georgia SWANA board member emeritus Mack Belue during Senior Recognition Day.

(Dalton, GA, May 23, 2012) - The Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has awarded five Academic Scholarships this year to outstanding High School seniors and College students in the state of Georgia.   One of the scholarships awarded this year went to a local high school student.

Whitfield County resident Sawyer L. Locke, who attends Northwest Whitfield High School, was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.   Georgia SWANA board member emeritus Mack Belue presented the award during Senior Recognition Day on May 18 at the school.

SWANA maintains that the education of students and the general public is an important step in eliminating some of our biggest solid waste management problems.  The scholarship program aims to support the growth of knowledgeable and responsible solid waste management professionals for the future.  For more information about the GA SWANA Scholarship program visit www.gaswana.org.