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Atlanta

Chapter Spotlight

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Atlanta Chapter in 2016:

  • 47 New Carson Scholars in the Atlanta/Chattanooga area
  • 58 Recognized Scholars in Atlanta/Chattanooga area
  • 529 total Carson Scholars in the Southeast region with 368 from Georgia

**Looking for dedicated chapter representatives

Learn more about the Chattanooga/Atlanta Chapter

Scholar Spotlight

Nitish Sood

Nitish is an 11th grade student at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, GA. He is a cyber genius in solving software issues pertaining to the World Wide Web. Nitish founded Working Together for Change, a national nonprofit organization which aids thousands of homeless individuals in his surrounding community. He also founded HackStart, a program designated to motivate students through learning computer literacy, coding and untiring efforts. He received an Outstanding Volunteer Award and Exceptional Service Leader Award. Nitish received an award for the Governor’s Honors Program in Science and won the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award three times.

Atlanta Chapter News

2015 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet

Upon entering the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Student Hall with its 30-foot-high arched ceiling perched just above tall windows, your first impression is of overwhelming openness — to new ideas, to new dreams, to new heights, to new…anything! The photos do not even do it justice. But that is just what Carson Scholars are all about — helping future leaders to not only dream, but to achieve those dreams! Read more.

Photos from the 2015 Chattanooga/Atlanta Banquet

2014 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet: Triumphant Trek Back to Georgia Tech!

A chilly but sunny Wednesday brought 39 previous Carson Scholars and their families back to Georgia Tech along with 48 new scholars to celebrate their high academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. On Wednesday, March 26th, nearly 270 people were in attendance including Carson Scholars, parents, teachers, and community members. Read more.

In the Media

12 local students selected to be 2016 Carson Scholars
Nooga.com, March 2016
Twelve Hamilton County Schools students have been selected as 2016 Carson Scholars and will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 24, 2016.

37 Hamilton County Schools Students to be Honored at Carson Scholars Fund Banquet
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
12 Hamilton County Schools students have been named 2016 Carson Scholars. Mr. Cordell Carter, II, CEO of TechTown Foundation, will be presented with the Trailblazer Award and John Mercer will host the program.

Nolan Student Named 2016 Carson Scholars
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
One student from Nolan Elementary School was named a 2016 Carson Scholar and another was named a 2016 Recognized Carson Scholar.

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