The Snellville Commerce Club awarded two students $1,000 during the annual FBLA/DECA scholarship luncheon Tuesday.
FBLA/DECA member Brandon Kang is the Brookwood High School recipient for 2017. Brandon has served as president of DECA and has won many awards including the AMY award, placing second in the FBLA State Conference in Marketing and second in DECA State Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Recently accepted to the University of Georgia, he plans to peruse an MBA in Business Administration; principally in the marketing field with aspirations of owning his own digital marketing firm one day. Brandon also received recognition in Scholastic Achievement in Marketing in his High School career and has served on many community projects such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Adopt-A-Road/March of Dimes and spent many hours volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Brandon also served as a marketing Intern at Ecolink, Inc.
South Gwinnett High School's Commerce Club Scholarship recipient is Abby Cleek who is a member of FBLA and DECA and serves as vice president of FBLA. She has been accepted to Georgia Institute of Technology where she plans to pursue a major in Business Administration. Abby is a recipient of the UGA Certificate of Merit and the Volunteer of the Year Nominee from South Gwinnett High School. She was awarded the Junior Language Arts Student of the Year and Scholar Athlete throughout her high school career. Abby has volunteered at the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op, mentored seventh grade students at Grace Snell Middle School and directed the planning of Gwinnett County's Middle School Special Olympics. Abby is currently the first Student Mayor of the Snellville Youth Commission, where her driving purpose is to unite the community.
“It’s no surprise to see another generation of motivated and focused achievers among Snellville’s youth,” said Commerce Club Member Jimmy Norton.
“We are proud of both winners and wish them success in their academic endeavors and future careers,” said Snellville’s Tourism and Trade Executive Director Kelly McAloon.
For more information on the Snellville Commerce Club’s mission and philanthropic history, visit www.SnellvilleCommerceClub.com.