2014-02-27 / Local & State

Receives Academic Award

Madison Ketcham, 11, attends George Fox Middle School in Maryland and is in the sixth grade. Last year she received the President’s Education Award for achieving high academic goals. In December she wrote an essay entitled “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” for which she was nominated by her principal to represent her school for the Ben Carson Scholarship. Dr. Carson was professor and director of pediatrics neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He is credited with being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoining twins.

The criteria for applying for the scholarship was a GPA of 3.75 and humanitarian qualities displayed through community service. Ketcham is a Girl Scout, which has taught her compassion, kindness, social responsibility and humanitarianism. She has also participated in a number of different causes of importance in Fulton County. Her most passionate involvement has been in the efforts to restore Meadow Grounds Lake. She has volunteered and helped with fundraisers for the cause.

Madison will now compete nationally for a scholarship. She is the granddaughter of Irvin and Joy Dasher of Big Cove Tannery.

Return to top