Go Energy Financial Credit Union awards $2K in scholarships to deserving students

Go Energy Financial Credit Union awards $2K in scholarships to deserving students

Go Energy Financial recently awarded $1000 each in scholarships to two outstanding Georgia high school students. 

This year’s scholarships went to Colin Burnett from Marietta and Lauren Heighton from Hoschton. 

Burnett plans to attend Georgia Tech, where he’ll major in aerospace engineering. The Georgia Walton Comprehensive HIgh School graduate was president of the Environmental Club. He also served on the Student Leadership Council, in Model United Nations and attended the Governor’s Honors Program. 

Burnett taught personal finance skills to elementary school students through Junior Achievement and was part of the Lockheed Martin Engineering Explorer Post. 

Heighton plans to attend the University of Georgia, where she plans to major in public relations and minor in Spanish. Heighton was a varsity cheerleader and a member of drama club and musical theatre and Johnson High School. 

She was also a member of the National Honor Society and founded The Pantry at JHS. She volunteered with the Braselton Rotary Club and Elachee Nature Center. 

Go Energy Financial awards scholarship each year to two students who must be members or related to members of Go Energy Financial. The scholarships are for use at any accredited college or university in the United States, including vocational schools. 

“We’re thrilled to recognize the academic achievements and community involvement of Colin and Laura,” said Go Energy Financial CEO Denise Swan. “Their contributions to their schools and communities embody Go Energy Financial’s mission to be the best part of your day, and we’re honored to be part of their journey.” 

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