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Outstanding high school seniors attend GSUs Scholars Day
Christopher Mason
Christopher Mason with GSU President Dr. Bruce Grube and provost Linda Bleicken. - photo by Photo submitted

STATESBORO-More than 200 outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University’s sixth annual Scholars’ Day at its main campus in Statesboro.

“Each year Georgia Southern University invites outstanding high school seniors from all over the Southeast to attend this by-invitation-only event,” said Susan Davies, director of admissions at Georgia Southern University. “As one of the top choices for HOPE scholars, Georgia Southern continues to attract top students who not only value personal attention, but the amenities and benefits of a research institution.”

To be invited, students must score a minimum of 1200 on the SAT, or 27 on the ACT, with a strong academic average in high school courses. During the event, students are give direct access to university leaders, student organizations, and academic and student service offerings. During the day, they also have the opportunity to interview for a variety of available academic scholarships at Georgia Southern University.

Local students who participated in the event include Effingham County High School students, Kaleigh Fisher of Springfield, Patrick Griffin of Rincon, Megan Jerome of Clyo, Cia King of Springfield and Christopher Mason of Clyo, and South Effingham High School student Robert Stroud of Guyton.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The university, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.