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January 23, 2020

Avery McGaha Wins SCC’s Veterans Club Essay Contest

Avery McGaha, a Macon Early College student, recently won first place in Southwestern Community College’s Veterans Club Essay Contest. 

In “What Veterans Day Means to Me,” McGaha credits her respect for all veterans to her great grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years, and her grandfather, who served in the Army as well.

 “Not only do veterans fight to protect our country, but they also fight for our ideals, our flag and our freedoms,” said McGaha. “Veterans Day is a great opportunity to love and thank our veterans, whom we may come across or who may be a part of our lives. It’s important for them to know how much we appreciate them.” 

McGaha, who lives in Franklin, is pursuing an associate in arts degree at SCC. After graduating, she plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in marketing, with a minor in business. Her goal is to enter the real estate field. 

All SCC employees and students who are veterans are invited to eat for free at Café 64 on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The SCC Veterans Club, which helped SCC to become a military-friendly school, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in the spring.

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