Megagenesis XIII preps students for college

Group holds peaceful protest in Savannah against using horses for carriage rides

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Chatham County students and parents had a chance to learn about college and career options, and meet the people who can help them reach those goals.

The 13th Annual Megagenesis hosted nearly 50 colleges and universities at Johnson High School Saturday morning. Throughout the program’s history, the connections made there have given students more than $6 million in scholarship opportunities. The coordinator says it’s all about showing students the possibilities and helping them make it happen.

“My joy is in seeing students succeed, and anything that we can do to help them along their path to navigate the systems that are out there and understand how to get from point A to point B - that’s what our lives should be about,” said Zke Zimmerman, Coordinator, Megagenesis.

Students involved in the group’s mentorship program who won a recent public speaking contest also received their awards Saturday. WTOC’s own Dawn Baker was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.

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