New Ventures awards scholarship to Troup High graduate

Published 1:36 am Sunday, May 22, 2022

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New Ventures, Inc. announced the winner of the Richardson Memorial Scholarship today, according to a press release.

Zach Taylor, of LaGrange, received a one-time award of $1,000. Scholarship applicants were reviewed based on community service, academic accomplishments, extra-curricular achievements, and leadership.

Taylor is a Troup High School Class of 2022 graduate. He plans to attend Georgia Tech to study Psychology.

In addition to outstanding academic accomplishments throughout his high school career, he was involved heavily in community service and extracurricular activities. Taylor was also part of the Troup Ambassadors, which supported the exceptional education students at THS. Upon completion of his chosen course of study, Taylor indicated that he wishes to receive a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential and open his own private practice in LaGrange in order to give back to the community.

The Richardson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2019, honors the life and legacy of Doug Richardson, an employee of New Ventures for 37 years and a friend to everyone he met.

According to the release, Richardson was known for his service to the community, his giving heart, and his passion for helping others. Scholarship recipients are young women and men that exemplify those characteristics of community care, service, and helping others.