The Historical Society of Walton County is honored to announce the recipient of the 2022 E. Jerald Forrester Scholarship Award. This scholarship is presented yearly to a senior from one of the Walton County High Schools and is in memory of E. Jerald “Jerry” Forrester, founding president of the Historical Society of Walton County.
Kade Stewart, a senior from Loganville Christian Academy, was chosen as the recipient of this scholarship award by the Society. Kade is an outstanding student and served the county as a member of Youth Leadership Walton. He was awarded the 2020 Youth of the Year award for Walton County. Kade plans to major in psychology at the University of Georgia.
A Memorial Day Celebration was held on May 30th at 11:00 am at the Veteran's Park in Monroe. Steve Brown was the Master of Ceremonies, Todd Ware gave the invocation, Joe Buffalo sang the National Anthem, and David Thompson gave the welcome.
Colonel Mitch Swan delivered a powerful and inspiring speech and the American Legion performed the presentation of colors. A wreath was presented by the Historical Society and a moment of silence was observed.
It was a beautiful ceremony honoring our veterans.