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  • Columbus High senior Genesis Cooper is named the 2017 Smith Scholar

    Genesis Cooper could relate to the story of James H. Smith, who quit school as a teenager after his father's death. "Thankfully, I didn't have to stop what I was doing to care of her," she said of her mother, who is partially paralyzed and legally blind. "I've always been focused on my future, because I had to grow up at such a young age." Genesis is the 10th James H. & Gladys M. Smith Scholar from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Columbus High senior Genesis Cooper is named the 2017 Smith Scholar

Genesis Cooper could relate to the story of James H. Smith, who quit school as a teenager after his father's death. "Thankfully, I didn't have to stop what I was doing to care of her," she said of her mother, who is partially paralyzed and legally blind. "I've always been focused on my future, because I had to grow up at such a young age." Genesis is the 10th James H. & Gladys M. Smith Scholar from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer