Dodge County High School alum awarded scholarship by Atlanta Gas Light parent company
June 25, 2008
EASTMAN, Ga. – JUNE 25, 2008 – Former Douglas County High School graduate Blake Burnham is one of four Georgia students to receive a scholarship from AGL Resources, the parent company of Atlanta Gas Light.
While attending Dodge County High School, Blake was on the Dean’s List and received the Dodge County Young Farmers Scholarship Award. Blake Burnham is the son of Timmy and Robin Burnham of Eastman, Ga.
When Blake isn’t busy studying, he enjoys hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and tennis.
Blake will use his $1,000 scholarship to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he will study nursing.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce Blake Burnham as one of our latest scholarship recipients,” said Suzanne Sitherwood, president, Atlanta Gas Light. “Blake is among a very talented group of young people who will represent their families and Atlanta Gas Light well.”
Each year Atlanta Gas Light presents, on behalf of the AGL Resources Private Foundation, awards of $1,000 scholarships to students attending four-year colleges and universities, and $500 scholarships for students attending two-year junior and community colleges or vocational-technical schools.
The scholarships are awarded to deserving students whose parents are AGL Resources employees. In addition to this year’s 5 scholarship recipients, the company is renewing the scholarships of 13 previous recipients who have continued to show outstanding progress in college.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, leadership, community service, honors, work experience, and career and educational goals.
About Atlanta Gas Light Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com.
About AGL Resources AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.