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Chartwells Scholarship Given to Two TCSS Graduates

Chartwells Scholarship Given to Two TCSS Graduates


Before Haein Cho and Amanda McCartney stepped foot in their college dorm rooms, they were surprised and excited to learn they were the recipients of the 2020 Chartwells Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to Troup County School System (TCSS) graduating seniors who are pursuing careers in nutrition, food or hospitality management, culinary arts, or a business-related subject. Each student received a $5,000 award.

Haein Cho, a Callaway High graduate, plans to major in biology at Mercer University. She said, “Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me because it affords me the opportunity to go to the college of my choice. With Mercer being a private school, I wouldn’t be able to attend without this scholarship.”

Amanda McCartney, a Troup High graduate, will be majoring in Fashion Merchandising while attending University of Georgia. She said, “This scholarship means so much because I won’t have to take out a lot of student loans to attend college. It will allow me to do many more things that I need to do for college.”

Mark Dingee, Chartwells Resident District Manager for TCSS, said, “It’s all about the development of students. We’re happy to see the results of their education and how they can further their education with the help of these scholarships. For example, we found out one of our previous scholarship winners was on the Presidential Academic List for his university. It’s good to see how far our students can go.”

About Chartwells K12 Chartwells K12’s goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,100 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit

About Troup County School System Troup County School System is an accredited educational system with over 12,100 students in grades K-12. TCSS does offer a free Pre-K program at each elementary school. The system is comprised of eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, one college and career academy, and one alternative learning center. Students within the school system are taught a rigorous and relevant curriculum that helps them make college and career choices beyond graduation and succeed in life. The system 2019 graduation rate is 86.6 percent. To learn more about Troup County School System, visit and the Troup County School System Facebook page.


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