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2 Chick-fil-A employees win $1,000 scholarships
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2 Chick-fil-A employees win $1,000 scholarships

TUCKER, Ga. -- Two employees at the Northlake Festival Chick-fil-A in Tucker have been selected to receive this year's Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is given annually to Chick-fil-A team members across the country who go above and beyond in their jobs and in the classroom.

Tucker's winners, Nick Pallas and Lauren Spratte, have both worked for Chick-fil-A for more than four years. Pallas is a member of the Class of 2014 at Georgia State University, where he is studying finance. Spratte is majoring in marketing at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and is scheduled to graduate in the spring.

"These students have had a positive influence on our business for many years and both have the potential to accomplish great things," Brad Spratte, operator of the Northlake Festival restaurant, said in a statement.

Three Northlake Festival Chick-fil-A employees have won the Leadership Scholarship since the restaurant opened in May 2011.

Pallas and Spratte are now eligible for the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, a second $1,000 prize presented to only 25 Leadership Scholarship recipients every year.

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The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program was started in 1973 by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. Cathy believes in the importance of education and uses the scholarship program to encourage his employees to pursue degrees.

More than 30,000 Chick-fil-A employees have received $30.5 million in scholarship money since the program's inception.

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