Thomas G. Harris Scholarships are awarded
Thomas G. Harris Scholarships are awarded at Armuchee High
Posted on 05/26/2011

Colleen Marie Beckholt, Alexandra Nicole Durall, Maggie Allen Lambert and Joshua Ramsey Day, 2011 graduates of Armuchee High School, have been chosen as recipients of the annual Thomas G. Harris Scholarship. The scholarship is a four-year award providing room and board for students attending a Georgia college on the HOPE Scholarship. Traditionally, two Armuchee students are selected each school year; however, this year the Thomas G. Harris Scholarship Program graciously honored four applicants. 

Colleen Marie Beckholt plans to attend Kennesaw State University in the fall and major in Music Education. Alexandra Nicole Durall will attend Shorter University and major in Psychology. Maggie Allen Lambert is going to North Georgia College and State University to become a Middle School Counselor. Joshua Ramsey Day will also attend North Georgia College and State University and he plans to major in Business Administration.

Thomas G. Harris, for whom the scholarship is named, taught math, English, French, typing, coached basketball and directed drama productions during his 41-year career at Armuchee High School. Highly respected for his ability to teach math, Mr. Harris’ influence extended beyond coaching and teaching. He is claimed as a mentor by several math teachers in the Floyd County system today. He became assistant principal in 1947 and also led the development of programs, activities, and established enduring traditions in the Armuchee community. Thomas G. Harris’ legacy continues to positively impact Armuchee High’s graduates today through the scholarship named in his honor. Mr. Harris passed away earlier this year at the age of 92.