Local Students win Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Scholarships


Forty-four (44) high school seniors will enroll in a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational school in Alabama this year with help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its 11 Members through the 2018 AMEA Scholarship Program.

Each of the 44 scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $110,000 awarded in this year’s program. AMEA received 169 scholarship applications in the 2018 program.

Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have provided over $2 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members, including Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Riviera Utilities (Foley), Sylacauga and Tuskegee.

To be eligible for the AMEA scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from an AMEA Member city electric utility and the student must attend an Alabama college/university or vocational school.

"We take our role as a good corporate citizen seriously,” said Fred D. Clark, Jr., AMEA President & CEO. "That’s why we, along with our Members, support education initiatives, like the AMEA Scholarship Program, that contribute to making our state economically competitive. We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners.”

This year’s AMEA Academic Scholarship recipients are:

 

  • Virginia Caroline Davis, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
  • Colin Stephen Millar, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
  • Katherine McCoy Nobles, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
  • Miriam Worthington Willis, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
  • Jacob Michael Booker, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
  • Jackson Rhys Knight, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City

 

  • Ashaunti Faith Price, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
  • Sara Beth Wendling, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
  • Charles Dean Hoekenga, Dothan High School, Dothan
  • Lilla Angelina Stjernstrom, Houston Academy, Dothan
  • Christopher Thomas DeRocher, Alabama School of Mathematics & Science, Riviera Utilities
  • Jessica Leigh Gosa, Foley High School, Riviera Utilities
  • William Brinson Sheffield, Chambers Academy, LaFayette
  • Holli Elizabeth Traffanstedt, Chambers Academy, LaFayette
  • Camryn Denise Goss, Lanett High School, Lanett
  • Peter Aaron Kambeitz, Opelika High School, Lanett
  • Karilyn Kelly Sims, Springwood School, Lanett
  • Harrison Hurst Spivey, Springwood School, Lanett
  • Joshua Christian Hermeling, Luverne High School, Luverne
  • Brianna Danielle Jones, Luverne High School, Luverne
  • Yeojin Joo, Luverne High School, Luverne
  • Mary Kendall Motes, Pike Liberal Arts School, Luverne
  • Austin Blake Crowley, Opelika High School, Opelika
  • Brighton Lynn Gregory, Opelika High School, Opelika
  • Aesha Ajay Patel, Opelika High School, Opelika
  • Sara Hollis SmithT, Opelika High School, Opelika
  • Angelica Rose Luna, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
  • Rachel Christine Lusk, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
  • Brady Nell Johnson, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
  • Natalie Grace Kirkland, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
  • Frances Elizabeth Proctor, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
  • Haley Nicole Smith, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
  • Tykaijah Diamond Dowdell, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee
  • Kevin Cisco Jamal Hughes, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee
  • Crystal Cierra Love, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee
  • Jonathan Jacob Strange, Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee

This year’s AMEA Vocational School Scholarship recipients include:

  • Bailey O’Neal Davis, Northview High School, Dothan
  • Grace Elizabeth Holliman, Northside Methodist Academy, Dothan
  • Kaya Ashanti Clanton, Foley High School, Riviera Utilities
  • Lorna Michelle Seay, Fairhope High School, Riviera Utilities
  • Jasmine Sharday Pitts, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
  • Ronald Mack Waldrop, Chambers Academy, LaFayette
  • Braylon Malik Cole, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
  • Ansley Michelle Stephens, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve approximately 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.









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