After one of the strangest and most challenging school years ever, one local high school graduate is receiving the $2,000 award. We are proud to congratulate Jacob Mitchell of South Effingham High School for winning our 2021 Infinity Anniversary Scholarship.
The scholarship, created 3 years ago as part of our 20th anniversary celebration, is designed to contribute locally to the next generation of technological advancement and discovery. Returning celebrity judges Kim Gusby of WSAV and Ron Wilson, Executive Director of Royce Learning Center, were joined by Bill Astary of Georgia Tech this year to review the submissions from area high school students. As always, the scholarship is available to eligible graduating seniors in Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham Counties. You can find the complete Anniversary Scholarship rules here.
“Wow! I am incredibly excited and honored to have been selected for the Infinity anniversary scholarship. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the selection process.”
Jacob plans to attend the University of South Carolina to major in Computational Science. He believes that
“no matter what degree a college student chooses today, they will have to be knowledgeable in Computer Science. It is critical to every aspect of our day-to-day lives and all fields of employment.”
Jacob and his father, Barry came to our office for a tour and presentation of the check, which was featured on WSAV. Click the image to view larger.
You can watch Jacob’s submission video here.
Thank you, once again, to all of the students who took the time to apply to this year’s scholarship, and Congratulations, Jacob!