Carrollton High School graduates of the Class of 2021 received $23 million in scholarship offers from colleges and universities. That does not include the HOPE/Zell Miller scholarships, which awarded an additional $1.9 million to 226 CHS honor graduates this year.
The majority of the awards were offered by educational institutions, but there also were private awards presented by individuals and nonprofit entities, including the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation.
Though many students earned awards for academic success, four graduates were presented $10,000 awards from the REACH Scholarship program for their commitment to focus on academic achievement. Damean Dominguez, Escarlett Hernandez Rodriguez, Contellis Reese and Shania Scarbrough were named REACH Scholars as eighth graders and represent the second group of REACH Scholarship recipients in Carrollton High School history.
Carrollton High School emphasizes a focus on academics, arts and athletics and has produced a mix of scholarship offers that recognize the outcome of this focus. On the academic side, Kate Albertus received $600,000 in scholarship offers while Caitlann and Christen Arant amassed $446,500 each. Albertus is heading to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Arant twins are going to Mercer University.
There were many athletic scholarship offers, with Trojan football standout Khristian Zachary collecting the bulk with a total offering value of more than $2.3 million. He accepted a scholarship from the University of Georgia. Close behind Zachary was basketball standout De’Mauri Flournoy who received $2 million in basketball scholarships and will be attending Vanderbilt University.. Trojan track standout Grant Briscoe received $1.3 million and committed to the University of Georgia. Another future Bulldog is golf standout LoraLie Cowart who earned $853,076 in golf scholarship offers as well as Chaz Chambliss who accepted a $95,000 scholarship offer to play football.
"These students are the top academic and athletic performers at CHS, but are also well-rounded and multi-talented students involved in many school activities," said CHS Principal Ian Lyle. “I am eager to follow their college journey. I know they will continue to make us proud."