Awards & Recognition

The Abby Bacho Memorial Eagle Award and Abby’s Angels Foundation College Scholarships

Abby Bacho Memorial Eagle Award

May 23, 2014 was the last day of school for many Coweta County students. An exciting day for many and a day to recognize and reward students for their hard work and accomplishments.

This is the day Abby would have joined her friends as they close the chapter of elementary school. Her excitement and nervous energy visible from a mile away. Her sadness to be leaving the loving and supportive world she knew as her school and all of those who touched her life in the years spent at Newnan Crossing Elementary School. Aside from family and friends, NCES played a very big role in Abby’s life.

Annually, Abby’s Angels Foundation and the Bacho family, present a memorial/honorary award to a deserving fourth grade student. Using characteristics exemplary of Abby’s personality a student is chosen by the fourth grade faculty.

Abby Bacho Memorial Eagle Award Recipients

It is with gratitude that we share the recipients of Abby’s award each year:

2014- Donia Chiciu

2015—Jakaria Davis

2016—Ava Freeman

2017—Sydney Fortner

2018—Callie Beth Steward

2019 – Kamryn Styles

2020- Dimas Serrano-Estrada

2021- Torri Johnson

2022 – McKenzie Holcombe

2023- Zyon Bryon

Keep sharing your smiles and impacting the world with kindness!

Abby’s Angels College Scholarships

This scholarship goes beyond academics. The primary requirement is the graduating senior has completed the accident avoidance driving course (TVOC or Police Training for Teen Drivers) in Coweta County. The applicant must also share in an essay how they are making an impact by actively sharing our safe driving message with their peers, family, and classmates. Five $1500 scholarships are awarded to students chosen from our scholarship committee.

When you spend a few hours celebrating Abby’s life with us on a Saturday morning for The Rainbow Run, these scholarships are made possible. 

Driving Course

A behind the wheel program for teens, parents and new drivers: This is an 8-hour course designed and taught by police officers. This course is designed for teens and new drivers.

College Scholarship Recipients


Dylan DePriest
Jack Terrell
Kaitlin Williams
Zach Zachary
Thomas Zamora


Lilly Arnall
Ruthie Burnette
Marc Matos
Emma McLaughlin
Abby Richard
Abby Williamson


Lela Daniell

Madison Deutscher

Will Stephens

Maggie Harrison


Kara Joy Bragg

Anna Poole

Braylee Marson

Nathan Schaab

Logan Hopson


Wright Arnall

Annslee Tokar

Mackenzie Snyder

Caleb Becker

Kylee McNutt


Jacqueline Smith

Madeline Johnson

Kara Stanley

Kirby Olive

Ashley Stephens

Jill Morelock