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Blake Tillery 2nd Biennial Youth Legislator Scholarship Award

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) presented the 2nd Biennial Youth Legislator Scholarship Awards. The Youth Legislator Scholarship is awarded biennially to three middle or high school students who are residents of Senate District 19. Winners are chosen based on their essay on one of two prompts provided by Sen. Tillery. This year, roughly 90 percent of applicants chose the prompt of “providing examples of steps the state could take to encourage young individuals to build a life and career in rural Georgia.”

Riley Rothwell, a 9th grade student at Telfair County High School, was awarded the 2nd place prize of $150. Riley is a resident of Alamo and is the daughter of Tammy Turner and Thomas and Stephanie Rothwell. She was encouraged to participate in the scholarship contest by Telfair County High School teacher Ms. Samantha Stanley-Bateson.