Two Hall County Teachers Have Been Named as C.W. Davis Scholars

The North Georgia Community Foundation administers the C.W. Davis Scholarship, which is in honor of the distinguished life and career of C.W. Davis. Mr. Davis was the former principal of the original Flowery Branch High School, the founding principal of South Hall High, the former superintendent of Hall County Schools, and the founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

The 2017 C.W. Davis Scholars are:

Chantelle GraceChantelle Grace         Chestatee High School

Chantelle Grace teaches U. S. History at Chestatee High School. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. In her application she stated, “I want to help my students and guide them in their personal growth so they can reach their fullest potential. As a social studies teacher, I even want to help my students discover an inner passion for history and realize how interconnected it is to their lives today. I hope that one day I inspire my students the same way they inspire and motivate me to be the best I can be every single day.”




Chris SkogsbergChris Skogsberg        Johnson High School

Chris Skogsberg teaches IB Math and AP Calculus at Johnson High School. She is attending the University of North Georgia to earn a Specialist of Education degree in Educational Leadership. She described her philosophy of teaching: “Education is not passing a class. Neither is education meeting a standardized test score. These are the methods with which some choose to measure achievement, but it is not education. Education should be lifelong. I believe that learning starts with the curiosity inherent in everyone. When curiosity is reinforced in a positive manner, learning becomes fulfilling. If learning continues to be fulfilling, then those who learn will do it their whole life. This learning cannot be limited to the standards and curriculums that currently exist. Education must also be about problem solving in work, play, relationships, and several other aspects of modern life, so that society is able to grow and adapt to future challenges.” 

The Hall County School Board will recognize our 2017 Davis Scholars at the May 22 board meeting. The Board meeting will be held at 5:00 PM in the First Baptist Church Chapel at 751 Green St, Gainesville, GA.

More information about the C.W. Davis Scholarship:

North Georgia Community Foundation



The C.W. Davis Teacher Scholarship is in honor of the distinguished educational career of C. W. Davis. Mr. Davis attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia and was named principal of the original Flowery Branch High School in 1953. In 1960, he founded the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, which continues to this day. After serving as principal of South Hall High School, he became superintendent of Hall County Schools from 1977 – 1983. C.W. Davis Middle School was named in his honor in 1999. The C.W. Davis Scholarship has been established in his honor to assist current Hall County teachers as they pursue an advanced degree and life-long career in education.

The North Georgia Community Foundation administers the C.W. Davis Scholarship. Hall County teachers who are named as Davis Scholars will receive a non-renewable award towards the pursuit of an advanced degree, payable to the college or university. 

A selection committee, including a Davis family member, a Hall County School System administrator and a Hall County School System retiree, screen and evaluate applications for the C.W. Davis Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Hall County teachers who have completed between 3 – 7 years of teaching
  • Teachers must plan to remain in an education-related field and must be accepted into or already be enrolled in an education graduate degree program at Brenau University, Georgia State University, Piedmont College, the University of Georgia, or the University of North Georgia