Tifton Gazette


March 10, 2014

Scholarship recipients announced

TIFTON — Georgia Cotton Women has announced the recipients of the John and Connie Mobley Memorial Scholarship and the Georgia Cotton Women Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.      

 Bryce Alan Moretz, a 2013 graduate of Tift County High School, received the Georgia Cotton Women Scholarship.  He played varsity tennis for three years reaching the state Sweet 16 and participating in state playoffs in singles and doubles twice.  He was very active at Northside Baptist Church and FFA.  Moretz is attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College majoring in sports medicine/athletic training.  He is the son of Bradley and Sandra Moretz of Chula.  

Natalie Michelle Griffin, a 2013 honor graduate of Colquitt County High School, received the Mobley Scholarship. Griffin played varsity basketball all through high school and served as captain. She also played varsity soccer for three years and was named All-Region. She participated in the a capella choir, was named to the National Honor Society and achieved 13 years of perfect attendance.  Griffin is currently a freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in chemistry.  She is the daughter of Darrell Griffin and Michelle Griffin of Moultrie.

The scholarships recognize the child or grandchild of a Georgia cotton farmer who has good academic credentials, demonstrated leadership potential and participation in extracurricular activities.  The Mobley scholarship was established by the late John M. Mobley Sr. and continues to be funded by his family.   The Georgia Cotton Women scholarship is funded through the sales of the organization’s two cookbooks, Georgia Cotton Heritage Cookbook and the newly-released Cooking in High Cotton.  Both scholarships are for $1500 each.

Georgia Cotton Women, Inc. is based in Moultrie with members from across the state.  The main purpose of the organization is to promote cotton and to educate children and consumers about Georgia’s number one row crop.       

Deadline for the 2014-15 scholarships is May 1.  Applications are available at www.georgiacottonwomen.org.   For information regarding the scholarships, contact georgiacottonwomen@gmail.com.   


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