By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Snellville Commerce Club awards two scholarships

Snellville – Two business-minded high school students were awarded $1,000 each from the Snellville Commerce Club recently.

commerce190Re’Nyqua Farrington from South Gwinnett High School and Amanda Yang from Brookwood High School were the scholarship winners. 

Left: From left are South Gwinnett High School Principal Eric Thigpen, teacher Tara Haynes, SGHS Commerce Club Scholarship winner Re'Nyqua Farrington and her father Reggie.

Farrington is a scholar athlete who plays softball, an FBLA state winner, a Georgia Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar. She is a volunteer for the Special Olympics, her church and library. Farrington hopes to attend the University of Tampa.

commerce 190Right: From left are Brookwood High School teacher Cindy Quinlan, BHS Commerce Club Scholarship winner Amanda Yang and BHS Community School Director Freddie Williams.

Yang serves on the BHS Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, a board member of the BHS Executive Committee, the National Technical Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the Brookwood Leadership Team, the Art Club, the International Club, the Computer Club and FBLA. She has volunteered for Legos and Robotics Camp, Georgia Gwinnett College Super Saturday Series and the Alton C. Crews STEM Technology Camp. She is an AP Scholar and will attend the University of Georgia. 

The Commerce Club also donated $250 to the Snellville Economic Development Department’s Shark Tank initiative for student entrepreneurs.  

The Snellville Commerce Club is the networking arm of Snellville Tourism and Trade. 

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