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Thillen Education Foundation Contributes $39,500 to Greene County High School Student Post Graduate Fund for the Feb–Apr Quarter

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Seniors Tiejah Darby, Shayla Pope, and Ry’yunnah Parrish were recognized for their outstanding community service and are pictured here with Career Coach Kathy Kelly.

Greensboro, GA — Thillen Education Foundation, in collaboration with Greene College & Career Academy, proudly revealed the latest recipients of the Dave Dollar Awards during its quarterly reception on Tuesday, April 16. The event, hosted at the Greene College and Career Academy, brought together Career Coaches, parents, family members, friends, and school staff to commend students for their exceptional efforts during the past quarter.

Over the course of the 2023-2024 school year, Greene County high school students have earned over $100,000 in Dave Dollar Awards. More awards and recognition will be presented at the Senior Honors Night on May 20, 2024.

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The Tiger of the Month Award was presented to Senior Shariah Terrell.

Dave Dollar Awards program is a distinctive program designed to reward students attending Greene College & Career Academy for their hard work throughout their four years of high school. These Dave Dollars transition into real dollars upon the students' graduation from Greene County High School. In addition to these earned financial incentives to excel, the program also provides each student with a career coach throughout their high school career.

Students who earn Dave Dollars have the flexibility to utilize their funds based on their chosen path post-graduation. For those pursuing further education, the earned funds can be applied to expenses associated with starting college or a certification program. For those entering the workforce immediately, the funds can be employed to acquire professional supplies essential for initiating their careers. Additionally, students opting for military service can use their earned funds to purchase necessary supplies for the commencement of their service or allocate them towards continuing education or career startup expenses, either during or after completing military service.

Thillen Education Foundation and Greene College & Career Academy remain committed to recognizing and supporting the hard work and dedication of students, empowering them to achieve their academic and career goals. The Dave Dollar Awards program stands as a testament to this commitment, providing tangible support and encouragement for the students' future endeavors.

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Career Coach Les Stephens recognizes freshman Sean Chandler’s achievements.


$50 Dave Dollars


Zuhri Bell

Jainya Brown

JaQuavious Burdette

Elijah Charley

Keiasia Cummings

Michell Flores-Simon

Mason Glenn

Timothy Gresham

Martha Guarcas- Martinez

Quindarious Jackson

Jay’Shaun Jernigan

Jaxson Lawrence

TyQuan Lindsey

Pedro Moreno

Jayde Parrott

Devin Porter

Aiden Pursell

Jania Yubisela Rios Ramos

Christian Smith

Rodrick Smith

Christopher Soto

Jordan Stonum

Shariah Terrell

Jarian Wright


Aymie Arellano Alejo

Aniyah Cameron

Lavoris Cummings

Jennifer Dorsey

Morgan Eubanks

Kimora Harper

Jamarion Hill

India Mapp

Sha’Meria Mitchell

Senajia Peek

Jesus Quiroz-Garcia

Ariana Ross

Sumer Salters

Kayla Sigman

Karla Tirado

Adrian Tirado-Rocha

Jayla Turner

MaRyah West

Faith Wilson


Gonnie Armstrong

Areona Baugh

Joseph Brown

Carla Dunn

Jocelyn Esquivel Vaca

Jonathan Gonzales-Hervert

August Haynes

Haddon Maloy

James Marshall

Derrion Miller

Ja’Nera Nesbitt

Markecia Reid

Jailen Ruff

Domonique Shelton

Brianna Tirado

Jevohn Walker

May-Lynn Watson

Cassandrason Wilson


Amarius Cummings

Sean Chandler

Faith Brown

Danaya Drown

Ta’leah Dorsey

Jamariea Dunn

JaQuez Hull

Lantrez Jones

Melvin Lawrence

Mareyon Miller

Lillian Mitchell

Oliver Sanchez-Urbina

Torriah Stinson

Vicente Reyes Ruvalcaba

Sannea Wyatt

A group of students show off their hard-earned dollars
Sophomores were rewarded with Dave Dollars for their community service.



Zuhri Bell

Nyla Lawrence

Omarious Pounds


Ruby Abarca-Sanchez

Morgan Eubanks

Kevin Wynn


Ollie Bryant

Xykate Wallace

Londin Wright


Faith Brown

Torriah Stinson

Caden Wimbish

COMMUNITY SERVICE – $50 Dave Dollars


Tiejah Darby

Eric Dolan

Ry’yunnah Parrish

Shayla Pope


Aymie Arellano Alejo

Tiana Brockington

Jennifer Dorsey

Bobby Porter


Gonnie Armstrong

Brockton Evans

Jorquez Kilpatrick

Jailyn McKellar


Charles Bowman

Tirajai Heath

Arrissa Robinnson

Caden Wimbish

ATTENDANCE (Drawing) – $25 Dave Dollars


Santos Abarca

Zander Adair-Smith

Justin Ash

Taylor Lamar

Cordarious Mitchell

Ja’Mya Redd


Javius Cleveland

Ryder Eschbach

Kimora Holliday

Tamari Roberts Markayla Ward

Faith Wilson


Cinthya De Leon Escobar

Kyla Gresham

Jailyn McKellar

Derrion Miller

Markecia Reid

Walker Salemi


Maria Chason

Lucas Edwards

Erionna Grimsley

Jestin Jones

Shamiria Pope

Justin Robertson

A group of students brandish their money.
Freshmen Charles Bowman, Tirajai Heath, Arrissa Robinson and Caden Wimbish were honored for outstanding community service.

TIGER OF THE MONTH – $100 Dave Dollars

Keshawn Jernigan (Class of 2024)

Shariah Terrell (Class of 2024)

A’ziah Dolvin (Class of 2026)

IF YOU ARE A 2022 OR 2023 GREENE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO HAS NOT YET REDEEMED YOUR DAVE DOLLARS, PLEASE CONTACT Shannon Daniel, Scholarship Coordinator, at Thillen Education Foundation

Based in Greensboro, GA, the 501(c)(3) Thillen Education Foundation (TEF) is a distinguished community-based earned financial assistance program based on personal coaching and committed to honoring the achievements of 450+ students participating in Greene College & Career Academy at Greene County High School, a Title I school. Through business sponsorships and funding support, TEF strives to end generational poverty by financially enabling post-secondary education and skills training for hardworking students.

Press Contact:

Dave Thillen 706.347.0572

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