ATLANTA, July 20, 2018 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Hall Booth Smith Scholarships that offer financial support for both employees of the firm and their children as they pursue higher education.
This year’s scholarship winners are Mary Cochenour, the daughter of Partner Duane L. Cochenour in our Atlanta office, and Dakota DiTosti, the daughter of Billing Specialist Soccorsa Saracino in our office in West Palm Beach, Florida. The scholarships were announced at the firm's July Partners Meeting.
The Hall Booth Smith Scholarship Program was started several years ago to advance the firm’s mission of giving back to the professionals who have built the firm into what it is today by helping employees and their families achieve their academic dreams. Ten scholarships have been granted since the program’s inception, and the funds must be used for higher education.
"The entire Hall Booth Smith family is proud to support the academic pursuits of both employees and their children as we show the next generation the value of a quality education and help them achieve their dreams,” Firm Administrator Cathey Turner said.
Applicants submit essays about how the scholarship would benefit them financially and academically. They must have a high school or college grade point average of 3.0 or better, a history of community involvement, examples of leadership and a letter of recommendation demonstrating outstanding character from a teacher, mentor, counselor or supervisor.
Recipients are chosen by a panel of four Partners and two Associates. This year’s panel included Partner Roger Martin of Atlanta; Partner Lauren Dimitri of Columbus, Georgia; Partner Andrea Jolliffe of Athens, Georgia; Partner Franklin "Duke" Regan of Jacksonville, Florida; and Associates Daniel Crumby and Abigail Castleberry of Atlanta.
About Hall Booth Smith
Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is a full-service law firm with six regional offices strategically located throughout Georgia, as well as offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, North Palm Beach and Tallahassee, Florida; and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence." To learn more, please visit: www.hallboothsmith.com.