James Mathis, a 17-year-old senior at Sandy Creek High School, has been chosen to receive a $10,000 Realogy/Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation Scholarship. Mathis (see photo), the son of Nate and Danielle Mathis of Fayetteville, was one of three recipients of this scholarship to be recognized at the 2007 Coldwell Banker International Business Conference on Wednesday, March 7, in Las Vegas. He and the other two honorees were selected from among hundreds of scholarship grant applicants.
In a letter dated Wednesday, Jan. 31, Jim Gillespie, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, wrote Mathis, “Realogy and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation are very proud to support your achievements as a well-rounded, goal-oriented student who desires continuing education. To honor your dedication and diligent efforts, we will provide a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to the accredited college or university of which you have been accepted.”
A member of the Sandy Creek High National Honor Society, German Club, and track team, Mathis has been accepted to 14 colleges and universities, including Texas A&M University, University of Michigan, Auburn University, North Carolina A&T State University, The College of Wooster, and Baylor University. He plans to pursue a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, industrial design, or physics with a minor in business administration. In community activities, he is one of the youth leaders of the Association of Village Pride, a youth leadership development program based in Fayette County, and a founding athlete with the SouthSide Pioneers Track & Field Club. Mathis’ mother, Danielle Mathis, is a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City office.