From left to right, Claire Eden, former North Atlanta Principal Mark MyGrant, Maren Eden, and Margot Dawkins, Vice President of the NAHS Foundation.

The North Atlanta High School Foundation has announced the first recipient of the Mark MyGrant Summer Scholarship.

Maren Eden, a rising senior at North Atlanta High, won the $1,000 scholarship. Eden will use the scholarship this summer to attend the Brevard Music Center High School Institute in Brevard, N.C.

According to a press release about the scholarship, “This summer program will focus on chamber music, large orchestra experience and private and small group instruction.”

The award was created to honor MyGrant’s 15 years working within the North Atlanta High cluster, both as principal at Sutton Middle School and then North Atlanta High. MyGrant left North Atlanta in October. Now retired from APS, he is in the real estate business with Beacham & Company, REALTORS.

The award will be awarded each year to a rising sophomore, junior or senior at North Atlanta.

Dan Whisenhunt

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