The first round of the contest is complete and we want to thank everyone who participated. The individuals who will be moving on to the performance round are:

The Scholastic first round winners:

  • Popular Vote winner – Skyland Lawson
  • Judges picks – Jordan Shaffer, Joy Alfaro, Savaseae Laseter, Kaleb Quinn, Hadley Davis,
  • Alternate – Levi Rainer

The Emerging first Round winners:

  • Popular Vote winner – Ellie Hobbs
  • Judges picks – Aleena Diomande, Collin McEver, Landon Hurtado, Melissa Wainwright, Sara Bedell
  • Alternate – Anna Thomason

Congratulations to all! Please check your email for more information and important dates!


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We support innovative projects, classroom instruction, and programs that enhances the school curriculum.


The Paulding Education provides over $35,000 in scholarship opportunities to help students further their education


Paulding Education Foundation: We Help Education Take Off

The Paulding Education Foundation, founded and incorporated in 2006, is a private, non-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Paulding County School District.

The Paulding County School District, comprised of over 30,000 students, is the provider of our future workforce and leaders of our community. As a partner with the School District and the Paulding Education Foundation, we can make a significant impact in education.

To provide resources, both financial and human, that ensure total commitment to the exemplary performance of public education in Paulding County.

To enrich and expand learning opportunities for students by:

  • Promoting an opportunity for the community to contribute to public education.
  • Promoting innovative instruction through grants to our teachers and schools.
  • Establishing a network among public, private, and government partners for the benefit of public education in Paulding County.
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Helping Paulding Co. Students

The Paulding Education Foundation and its family partners are proud to offer scholarships to students within the Paulding County School District. These scholarships are offered and awarded on an annual basis by the Foundation with the support of the counselors at each high school within the district.

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