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Best & Brightest: Amberly Walton, Homeschool

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society Chapter Theta Mu member, FLAIR member, pioneered a free math tutoring service for fellow members of the CSRA Homeschool Education Association

AWARDS AND HONORS: Letter of Commendation for the National Merit Scholarship Association (Commend Scholar), Participated in National Piano-Playing Guild Auditions and a member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, Watson-Brown Foundation Scholar for 2014-2015, FLAIRs Student of the Year 2013 for French and Spanish, Presidential Lifestyle Award

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Blue Ribbon Rider’s volunteer, volunteer at Golden Harvest Food Bank Master’s Soup Kitchen and Faith Food Factory, provided piano playing for patients of the heart center at University Hospital, assisted physical education director with Eagle Sports, LifeNets Tri-Athlon

COLLEGE/CAREER: Amberly plans to attend Georgia Regents University as a member of the Honors Program with a double major in Forensic Chemistry and French. Eventually she would like to go on to become a forensic scientist for the FBI or at a state division.

OF NOTE: Amberly enjoys reading, quilting, sewing, knitting, and baking

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Amberly desires to matriculate in the first class in which forensic science is offered at GRU, and the reason she gave was the flexibility and innovation possible in a new program. In a way, this is a representative vignette in her approach to life, and I believe it will serve her well in the future.” – Paul Karmin, MD


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