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Clayton youth volunteers recognized

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 7-5-13

JONESBORO — Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship program is recognizing more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism.

Kayla Glass, 18, of Riverdale and Chad Johnson, 10, of Conley are among 69 young people from Georgia who will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts.

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Special Photo Air Force Airman Shannon Larocque has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Larocque is the daughter of Kendall and Sandra Larocque of Jonesboro, and sister of Jordan Steeley of Riverdale. She is a 2012 graduate of Mundys Mill High School.

This marks the 13th year Kohl’s has rewarded remarkable young volunteers, who qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship in July.

Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,000 kids, including the 2013 winners, with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.

Military notes

Army Pvt. Robert Mellon Jr. and Army Pfcs. Melanie LeGrant and Malcom Puckett graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Mellon is a 2004 graduate of Morrow High School. LeGrant is a 2009 graduate of Mundy’s Mill High School and the son of Andre and Melody LeGrant of Jonesboro. Puckett, a 2011 graduate of Atlanta’s D.M. Therrell School of Law and Government, is the son of Sebrina Puckett of Forest Park.

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