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Gulfstream hands out scholarships to employees children
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SAVANNAH — Gulfstream Aerospace has awarded 10 scholarships valued at $8,000 each to children of Gulfstream employees, including eight children of employees in Savannah.

Through the Goldie Glenn Scholarship Program, winners are awarded $2,000 a year for up to four years.  Albert H. “Goldie” Glenn, a former Gulfstream vice chairman, spent 52 years in the aviation industry.  The scholarship is a tribute to the outstanding leadership, service and respect Glenn brought to Gulfstream.

The following eight winners were presented their scholarships by Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream Aerospace, at a ceremony last week in Savannah:

Josh Coleman, the son of Rusty and Teresa Coleman of Guyton, is a graduate of South Effingham High School and a student at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. A member of the National Honor Society, he has participated in the Model United Nations and has received numerous awards, including the Young Author’s Guild Award, the Georgia Certificate of Merit and the Citizens Education Award. Coleman is also active in the Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America. He runs cross country and is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Coleman plans to study English and psychology at Mercer University.

Sophie Dunne, the daughter of Michael P. Dunne of Brunswick, is a graduate of Brunswick High School. An officer and member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club, Dunne has participated in the Model United Nations and the Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program. She is a member of the school’s symphonic band and serves as the drum major for the marching band.  

Dunne plans to study English literature and journalism.   

Jonathan Durden, the son of Richard and Susan Durden of Rincon, is a graduate of Effingham County High School. He is a member of the Beta Club and received the Georgia Certificate of Merit. An active Boy Scout, Durden is working on his Eagle Scout project and recently completed a 40-mile backpacking trip across part of the Appalachian Trail with his Boy Scout troop. He also is a Tri-M Master Musician.  

Durden plans to study biology and music at the University of Georgia.

Brittany Eason, daughter of Shawn and Tonya Eason of Savannah, is a graduating senior at Herschel V. Jenkins High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society and has received civic awards from the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution. A cadet lieutenant commander, Eason was the commanding officer of her school’s Naval Junior ROTC unit. She is an active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.

Eason plans to major in medical technology or biology, so she can become a physician’s assistant.

Daniel Gallagher, son of James and Mary Ellen Gallagher of Savannah, is a graduate of Savannah Country Day School. He is member of the Cum Laude Society, the National Honor Society, the Honor Council and the varsity tennis team. Gallagher is the cross country team captain and has participated in the Math Team Quiz Bowl. He also serves as a volunteer counselor at Horizons Summer Enrichment Camp.

Gallagher plans to pursue a degree in engineering.  

Thien Nguyen, the son of Tuong Nguyen and Lua Tran of Savannah, is a graduating senior at Savannah Arts Academy. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National French Honor Society and Beta Club. He won gold and silver awards from the National Scholastic Art Association and participated in the Governor’s Honor Program. He plays varsity tennis, is on the math team and was named a WTOC Top Teen.

Nguyen plans to major in architecture.

Laura Simpson, the daughter of Phillip Wayne and Kay Simpson of Pooler, is a graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society as well as the Beta Club, Key Club, French Club and Math Team. She is also a co-captain of the cross country team and was nominated for the National Youth Leaders Conference.  

Simpson plans to pursue a career in medicine and/or missions.

Benjamin Tantanella, son of Jerome and Lynne Chodkiewicz of Savannah, is a senior at Savannah Arts Academy. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Beta Club and received an Odyssey of the Mind award for exemplary performance and creativity. He participated in the Governor’s Honors Program and volunteers at the Savannah Children’s Theatre as an actor and sound technician.

Tantanella plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology to study biochemical engineering.