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KHHS graduate Carson Draney awarded FSU Scholarship



The Florida State University Alumni Association said on Aug. 27 that Keystone Heights High School graduate Carson Draney is one of nine incoming freshmen it has awarded with a Legacy Scholarship.

The alumni association funds the awards and an alumni committee selects the recipients. The program offers children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni an opportunity to attend FSU with the support of previous graduates, in addition to recognizing the commitment of alumni in choosing to perpetuate the legacy of Florida State within their families. The merit-based program, which rewards academic merit, community service and extracurricular activities, has aided nearly 20 students since it was established in 2010.

“We are proud to help pass the torch to the next generation of Seminole alumni,” said Scott Atwell, FSU Alumni Association president and CEO. “By continuing the tradition of attending Florida State, these families build an even stronger base of proud and dedicated lifelong alumni who represent FSU’s strength, knowledge and customs.”

Several members of Draney’s family graduated from Florida State including her mother, Shannon Canova-Draney (A.A. ’89, B.S. ’91, M.S. ’92), an uncle, Chris Canova (B.S. ’85, J.D. ‘88), and aunt Mary Green Canova (B.S.N. ’85).

At KHHS, Draney was a member of the Future Farmers of America for several years.  She also participated in literacy and art clubs, student council and a youth council and church leadership group

She is a National Honor Society member, and played varsity golf.

Draney will receive The Gilbert S. Chandler Legacy Scholarship from the FSU Alumni Association.

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