The 2015 Recipients of college scholarships of $1,000 are Molly Chandler and Dusty Dyer.
Molly Chandler –
Molly played basketball at Fannin County High School and scored more than 1,000 points during her career. She also participated in volleyball, golf and track and field and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was basketball team captain. She was selected to the Region 7AAA All-Region Team, was selected as the 2014-2015 team MVP and was the 2015 Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Player of the Year.
She had a GPA of 4.0 which earned her an academic rank of 4th in her class of 185. She was the recipient of the 2015 American Citizenship Award, 2015 President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the 2015 United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award. She was selected for the 2014 Tri-State Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Molly will major in Exercise and Sports Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her goal is to work with athletes to help them perform at their highest degree of ability. She plans to continue her education at UGA in the Master’s Program in Kinesiology.
Dusty Dyer –
Dusty was a four year letterman for the Fannin County High School baseball team from 2012-2015. He was awarded the varsity baseball Defensive Player Award in 2015.
He was a member of the National Honor Society, was an Honor Graduate and voted as the ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by the 2015 senior class. He won the D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award in 2014 and 2015. He was a member of the National Technical Honor Society and won the AP Calculus Award in 2014 and the Honors Physics Award in 2015.
Dusty will attend the University of Georgia and pursue a dual degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences and Athletic Training with a minor in Biomechanics. He plans to obtain a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences, a B.S. in Athletic Training, a M.S. in Biomechanics and a DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy).
After graduation, his career goal is to work with a professional sports organization as part of their physical therapy staff. He would eventually like to open his own private practice.