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Williams, Callanan at GSU Scholars Showcase
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Lana Williams, center, with GSU president Bruce Grube and provost Linda Bleicken. - photo by Photo submitted

More than 100 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University’s third annual Southern Scholars Showcase 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 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 1,300 on the SAT, or 29 on the ACT, with a strong academic average in high school courses.

During the Showcase, students are given direct access to student organizations, academic and student service offerings, and also interview for a variety of Georgia Southern academic scholarships.

Local students who participated in the event included Ansley Callanan of Guyton and Lana Williams of Rincon. Callanan attends Effingham County High School. Williams attends South Effingham High School.

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.