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3 DeKalb grads win CBC scholarships

8/29/2014, 6 a.m.

Three DeKalb County high school graduates are among five winners of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships from the 4th District.

The 2014 winners are Redan High graduate John Adeyemi, Chamblee High alum Marcus Byrd, and John Washington, a graduate of Greenforest McCalep Christian Academy.

The scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate education. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who announced the awards on Aug. 26, said that since 2007, students from the 4th District have won more than $350,000 in CBC scholarships.

Adeyemi now attends the University of Georgia, Byrd is a student at Georgetown University, and Washington attends Penn State.

The 4th District also includes parts of Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County. The other winners are Briana Clark, a graduate of Alcovy High in Covington who now attends the University of Georgia, and Aliyah Miller, a graduate of Shiloh High in Snellville who attends Spelman College.

For more information, visit www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships.html.