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2020-2021 SAME Savannah Scholarship Recipients


Gavin ClarkeGavin Clarke

Gavin is a recent Honors graduate from Shiloh High School while also being dually enrolled at Georgia State University this past school year. His parents are Stephen and Tawana Clarke, and they’ve been strong supporters throughout all his endeavors in baseball, community service, employment, and music production which he is extremely passionate about. The passion has led him to Drexel University, where he will be attending in the fall, to pursue a degree in Music Engineering. 


Madeline SiscoMadeline Sisco

Madeline will be starting her 1st year in the Architecture program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Prior to transferring to UNCC, she attended Belmont Abbey College for 2 ½ years as a dual enrolled homeschool & full-time college student where she also played for the women’s volleyball team for two seasons. Maddie enjoys sketching, drawing, creating scale models, origami, painting and playing volleyball. Maddie grew up in Hawaii as the child of a career Navy submarine office. Her parents are Lee & Kacey Sisco who reside in Gastonia, NC.


Nathan McGalliardNathan McGalliard

Nathan is a recent graduate from Calvary Day School in Savannah where he attended for 1 year and is the son of Todd & Rachel McGalliard. He also attended Bible Baptist School and was homeschooled for 3 years while his family was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He participated in basketball and was on the Robotics team while abroad. This past year at Calvary he was a part of FCA, Varsity Basketball & Soccer teams, active in his youth group and filmed for the Varsity Football team. Nathan plans to attend Auburn University this fall to major in Civil Engineering and be in the Air Force ROTC.


Faisal RazaFaisal Raza

Faisal is a recent graduate from Benedictine Military School (BC), an all-boys Catholic high school, located in Savannah, GA. He is going to be studying engineering at the University of Georgia in the fall. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis for the USTA and actively volunteers for the Red Cross at Tuttle Army Health Clinic as well as Utime - an organization for special needs children to play at Monkey Joes accompanied by Team members. He was the Treasurer of National Honors Society (NHS) at Benedictine and graduated with a 4.0. Faisal is the son of Dr. Jamila Raza and Mr. Nadeem Raza.


Levi McKinneyLevi McKinney

Levi recently graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was an officer, Vice President & then President of the SAME Student Chapter at GSU. He is the son of Ralph and Melissa McKinney of Abbeville, Georgia. He has two brothers, Austin and Isaac, and a sister, Evonne. In his free time, he enjoys playing bass guitar, riding his motorcycle, wood working, the automotive industry, space exploration and building custom audio equipment. Levi will be staying at Georgia Southern to pursue his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in the Fall.