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Local students awarded UGA scholarships

ATHENS -- Eryn Calder and Kathryn Johnson each have been selected to receive scholarships awarded by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2012-13 academic year.

Each year the college awards scholarships to students totaling more than $100,000.

Calder is a senior majoring in biological science and minoring in public health. She is the daughter of Bill Calder and Lisa Calder of Conyers.

Johnson is also a senior at UGA and is majoring in food science and chemistry. She is the daughter of David Johnson of Conyers.

Calder received the Jim Andrews Family Foundation Scholarship. The Andrews family produced cattle in Walker County for several generations. Bob and Iris Andrews were very supportive of youth activities and encouraged young people to consider an agricultural career.

Calder is one of 10 students to receive the 2012-13 award.

Johnson received the Henry L. Trussell Jr. Scholarship, which was established in memory of Henry Trussell, who served as a county extension agent in Georgia for more than 30 years. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences based on scholarship and extracurricular activities within the college.

Johnson is one of two students to receive the 2012-13 award.