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Long County student earns GSU scholarship

POSTED: July 3, 2017 3:00 p.m.
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James Goober has earned a president's scholarship at Georgia Southern.

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STATESBORO— In February, Georgia Southern University brought more than 250 high school seniors from Georgia, across the country, and the world to campus for Scholars Day.

These outstanding students, including Long County High School’s James Goober, interviewed for academic scholarships.

To be considered for an invitation to this event, students must have earned at least a 1270 on the new SAT or a 27 ACT composite and demonstrated high academic ability within the classroom.

Goober was chosen to receive the President’s Scholarship. He demonstrated a history of strong academic performance as well as participation in co-curricular activities.

A news release from the school said he is highly deserving of this scholarship and will be a great fit at Georgia Southern. This scholarship is a $2,000, one-time award and will be divided between the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters only.

In addition to interviewing for scholarships, students and their parents attended sessions about Georgia Southern on topics such as engineering, study abroad and the honors program.

Goober will be attending Georgia Southern in the fall of this year and will be entering the university’s engineering program. He has said he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Goober, the Long County High School Class of 2017 salutatorian, is the son of Tony and Tammy Goober.

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