Six Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 graduates earn $1,000 scholarships

ABM Industry Groups LLC has awarded six Cherokee County Class of 2021 graduates with $1,000 scholarships. 

ABM Industry Groups LLC provides custodial services for Cherokee county schools.

Each year, the company awards a $1,000 scholarship to one senior from each Cherokee County high school.

The scholarship committee, which is comprised of ABM representatives and retired educators, elects the six awardees based on a student’s involvement in community activities and service, school, personal essays, and references.

The awardees for the class of 2021 are as follows:

  • Cherokee High: Miguel Esteban-Juarez
  • Creekview High: Brinn Dameron
  • Etowah High: Aneisa Jones
  • River Ridge High: Legacy Guider
  • Sequoyah High: Matthew Scoretz
  • Woodstock High: Sebastian Moss

“We’re very proud of each of you for the accomplishments and service that earned you this scholarship and wish you the best as you pursue your dreams,” said Superintendent Brian Hightower. “Thank you to ABM for its continued support of our schools by honoring students for exemplary school and community service.”

Superintendent Brian Hightower

Miguel Esteban-Juarez plans to attend Kennesaw State University this fall to study marketing and psychology and pursue a career as a psychologist. At Cherokee High, Miguel served as vice president of the French Honors Club, was the co-leader of Students Demand Action, and volunteered at a local nursing home. 

Brinn Dameron plans to pursue a career as a veterinarian specializing in exotic animals by studying marine biology and pre-veterinary sciences at Florida Southern College. She was very active at Creekview High in her many roles such as honors chorus member, cheerleader, class president for four years, and the school’s student delegate to the Cherokee County School Board. Dameron also worked at a local animal hospital for three years.

Aneisa Jones will study pre-medicine and neuroscience at Xavier University and plans to become a pediatric neurosurgeon. Aneisa was a member of the Etowah High Beta Club and volunteered with the school’s annual Shop. She also volunteered at Agape Hospice Care, where she spent over 200 hours visiting patients and performing jazz for them with her saxophone.

Legacy Guider will attend Oglethorpe University this fall to study biology and pre-veterinary sciences to become a veterinarian. As a student at River Ridge High, Legacy was a talented volleyball player and volunteer coach. She was also selected for the VetAspire program for future veterinarians, volunteered with her church, and has worked for a local veterinary clinic.

Matthew Scoretz is headed to the University of Memphis to study early childhood education. Matthew, who played baseball for 13 years, was an active volunteer at Sequoyah High and in his community, including volunteering with his church and Night to Shine. 

Sebastian Moss will study architecture at Georgia Southern University this fall. His career goal is to provide housing for low-income families. Sebastian was an all-county and four-year varsity football player at Woodstock High. He has also been very active in the community by volunteering with the MUST summer lunch program and elementary school festivals.

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