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Oak Mountain Academy Class of 2024 Receives $2 Million in Scholarships

In addition to receiving HOPE and Zell, the twelve graduates from the Oak Mountain Academy Class of 2024 were offered over $2 million (average of $166,000 per student) in scholarship awards. These scholarships came from various sources, including colleges, universities, and private organizations like the Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Carroll EMC, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), AT&T Georgia Pioneers, and the Oak Mountain Academy Alumni Scholarship. 

Oak Mountain Academy focuses on academic excellence, arts, athletics, and community service. The graduating class collectively completed over 67 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, earned 30 college credit hours, secured 52 college and university acceptances, and contributed over 1400 hours of community service. A notable 92% of the Class of 2024 are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, with three graduates receiving athletic scholarships for Volleyball, Golf, and Gymnastics. Additionally, one student earned a prestigious commission into the United States Air Force to join their gymnastics team. 

Starting from 9th grade, students at OMA receive guidance from an in-house College Counselor until their senior year. The Office of College Counseling at OMA ensures that students make informed and inspired decisions regarding their college choices through personalized student and parent meetings, college fairs/visits, an annual College Trip, and dedicated support throughout the college application process. All the 2024 OMA graduates are planning to attend a four-year college or university. 

Scholarships for academic excellence were awarded to students from the graduating class to renowned institutions such as Emory University, William & Mary, Fisk University, Morehouse College, Louisiana State University, Mercer University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Samford University, University of Alabama Huntsville, Muhlenburg College and many others. 

Patrick Yuran, the Head of School at OMA, described the class of 2024 as well-rounded, intelligent, and incredibly talented individuals. He eagerly anticipates the exciting journey these students will embark on in the next phase of their lives.