AHS senior to receive Horatio Alger Scholarship
Armuchee High senior to receive Horatio Alger Scholarship
Posted on 02/05/2013
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Molly Young, a senior at Armuchee High School, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Horatio Alger Scholarship Award. She will receive a $20,000 college scholarship and an all–expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2013 Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in the spring. 

As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. According to the association’s website, while many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. 

In Miss Young's time at Armuchee, she has been involved in school activities and in the community.  She was involved in the National Honor Society for three years and served as the group's historian.  Young was a founding member of the Key Club and is serving as vice-president.  She participated in the marching band for four years, playing the mellophone; played French Horn in the concert band for four years and participated in Winter Guard.  Young was secretary for the Academic Decathlon team and participated for two years, participated in Governor's Honors in biology in 2012 and was named Optimist Student of the Month in October, 2012.  She gave of her time at the school and in the community by participating in STARS (students teaching abstinence, self respect and responsibility) for three years.  Young also accumulated over 100 hours of volunteer service at Floyd Medical Center and tutored underclassmen at Armuchee High.  

Young will graduate from Armuchee High this spring with an Honors College Preparatory Seal.  She ranks fifth out of 144 students at AHS.  Young plans to attend the University of North Georgia and pursue a degree in physical therapy.