High school students attend scholar showcase

More than 100 outstanding high school seniors were invited to attend Georgia Southern University's third annual Southern Scholars Showcase at its main campus in Statesboro.

"Each year, Georgia Southern University invites outstanding high school seniors from all over the Southeast to attend this by-invitation-only event," said Susan Davies, director of admissions at Georgia Southern University. "As one of the top choices for HOPE scholars, Georgia Southern continues to attract top students who not only value personal attention, but the amenities and benefits of a research institution."

To be invited, students must score a minimum of 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT, as well as possess a strong academic average in high school courses. During the showcase, students are given direct access to student organizations, academic and student service offerings and also interview for a variety of Georgia Southern University academic scholarships.

Local students who participated in the event included Cameron Compton, a Heritage High School student, and Chad Sanderson, a Rockdale County High School student, both pictured with President Bruce Grube and Provost Linda Bleicken.