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POSTED: June 17, 2013 11:00 p.m.
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FPCA graduate Megan Gillon earned one of the $1,500 Scholarships for Militiary Children.

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Three area teens are among 670 college and high-school students who will receive $1,500 scholarships through the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program.
Bradwell Institute graduates Chanelle Craig and Amber Parker and First Presbyterian Christian Academy graduate Megan Gillon each received awards.
Winners for the grant, which is administered by the Fisher House Foundation, were announced June 5.
Craig, who graduated from Bradwell in 2012 and attends Duke University, is the daughter of David and Sheri Gee-Craig of Hinesville.
Her school and community activities include Relay for Life, HOSA, Beta Club, National Honor Society and cheerleading.
Parker, who graduated from Bradwell on May 24, is the daughter of Derrick and Ramona Parker of Fort Stewart. Amber plans to enroll at Georgia State University.
Her school and community activities include vacation Bible school, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and singing and dancing.
Gillon graduated May 25 from First Presbyterian Christian Academy. Her parents are Eddie Gillon and Amy Gillon of Fort Stewart.
She plans to enroll at Western Kentucky University.
Her school and community activities include volleyball, soccer, student government, National Honor Society and Young Adult Liberty Leaders.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program began in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students.
The program is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Services including active duty, retirees, guard/reserves, as well as children of deceased military personnel.
Applications are turned in through commissaries.
Applicants for the 2013 program were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and write an essay discussing  how one of the first ladies (since 1933) has made an impact on a social issue in the United States.
Manufacturers and organizations that do business with the commissary system funded the scholarships.
All three were made possible by Campbell Soup Company.

 

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