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W. J. Usery, Jr. Award for Excellence Given to Charlie Moore

(Milledgeville, GA) June 25, 2003 – GMC High School graduate Charles Henry “Charlie” Moore was named the third recipient of the W.J. Usery, Jr. Award for Excellence, during commencement ceremonies on May 30, 2003. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional overall achievement in academic and community efforts, by a high school senior graduating from Georgia Military College. Charlie Moore, who was the Commander of the high school’s 2nd Battalion and the highest-ranking cadet leader of the high school, received a financial gift and will have his name listed on a plaque in the Old Capitol Building. This annual award was made possible by an endowment from its namesake, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, W.J. “Bill” Usery, Jr., who is a 1940 graduate of GMC Junior College. Charlie also received a four-year ROTC Army scholarship to attend Mercer University. He is the son of Ed and Linda Moore of Milledgeville, Georgia.