Abbott Credit Union

Media release: Cole Abbott of Rome High School was chosen as the recipient of the Tom Nunn Memorial Scholarship and Elizabeth Clonts of Armuchee High School was chosen as the recipient of the Progressive Leader Scholarship.

Abbott is the son of Greg and Beth Abbott, and involves himself in the community by serving as the Georgia District Governor of Junior Optimist Octagon International Club, volunteering with PASSPORT Missions youth camp, March Mission Madness, Garden Lakes Baptist Church VBS, Relay for Life, Moving Day Parkinson’s Walk, Garden Lakes Baptist Church food pantry, Meals and More, and giving tennis lessons to children. Abbott is also involved in his school varsity tennis team, Junior Civitan Club, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Abbott will apply his scholarship toward his education at Berry College, studying Biology/Pre-Med. The Tom Nunn Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Tom Nunn, a late Director of Northwest Georgia Credit Union. This scholarship honors a commitment to excellence in academics, service, and community involvement.

Elizabeth Clonts, the recipient of the Progressive Leadership Scholarship, is the daughter of David and Suzanne Clonts. She will graduate from Armuchee High School this month and plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall to study Biology (Pre-Med). She is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as president this year. As president, she led the National Honor Society to be her school’s top fundraising Relay for Life team. Clonts has participated in the Floyd County Executive Internship Program, completing two semesters as an intern at the Tony E. Warren Cancer Center of Harbin Clinic. The Progressive Leadership Scholarship commemorates a student with leadership skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for a cause of their own with the skills to make it happen. Clonts’ cause is cancer treatment and prevention.

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