Two Troup County graduates received scholarships given annually by Theta Xi Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
The scholarships are given to graduates that are active in their community, church, school activities and who have maintained high academics during their high school years.
Recipients for this year are Kalah Mingo and Juan D. Simpson Jr.
Mingo is a graduate of Troup High School, where she maintained a 3.98 GPA and participated in many extracurricular activities as well as volunteering in her community. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mingo and the granddaughter of Mrs. Gloria McKay.
She will attend the University of Georgia and plans to pursue a career in the College of Environment.
Simpson is a graduate of LaGrange High School and has maintained a 3.30 GPA, where he participated in several clubs and organizations. He is the son of LaShaundra Hubbard and Juan Darcey Simpson, and the grandson of Alma Jean Davis and Mr. and Mrs. MacArthur Hubbard.
He plans to attend Fort Valley State University and major in mathematics with the intention of becoming a mechanical engineer. Juan Simpson believes that “wherever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” (Napolean Hill).