Alabama 4-H Foundation awards $35,000 in scholarships


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Alabama 4-H Foundation recently awarded 35 scholarships to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships for $1,000 were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.
The scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education during the 2019–2020 academic year.
“The Alabama 4-H Foundation is committed to seeing young people succeed, and there is no better way to display this kind of commitment than through scholarship support,” said Alabama 4-H Foundation Development Officer Seth Tuttle. “We’re honored to have awarded 35 scholarships to 4-H’ers from all across our great state. It is our goal to help these young people continue on their life journey and represent the values of Alabama 4-H.”
Applications were accepted online through March 1. As part of the application process, students were required to submit a resume, a letter of recommendation and also their 4-H story titled “How Alabama 4-H Has Changed My Life.”
The following 4-H members were awarded the Alabama 4-H Foundation Scholarship:

  • Morgan Anderson, Mobile County
  • Hannah Boykin, Clarke County
  • Fernandus Brown, Jefferson County
  • Anna Choat, Lauderdale County
  • Timothy Cleveland, Etowah County
  • Rebecca Dean, Lee County
  • Brandon Dix, Russell County
  • Logan Edmonds, Marshall County
  • Sara Beth Graves, Jefferson County
  • Christina Green, Coffee County
  • Gabriel Hamm, Henry County
  • Chloe Harrell, Coosa County
  • Bronson House, Calhoun County
  • Brooklyn House, Calhoun County
  • Abraham Humphrey, Marion County
  • Tabitha Jarvis, DeKalb County
  • Taylor Keel, Houston County
  • Erin Key, Lauderdale County
  • William Lee, Covington County
  • Raegan Lindsey, Cullman County
  • Dalton Maddox, Elmore County
  • Jordan Melson, Morgan County
  • Justin Mitchell, Lauderdale County
  • Zully Montero, Dallas County
  • Jamie Moore, Marengo County
  • Aidan Paul, Shelby County
  • Leah Ray, Tuscaloosa County
  • Madison Richter, Limestone County
  • John Rogers, Cherokee County
  • Jayden Siggers, Tallapoosa County
  • Keatrice Streeter, Bullock County
  • Destiny Walker, Winston County
  • Baylee Wiggins, Mobile County
  • Laura Grace Wilson, Clark County
  • Will Yates, Marengo County.
    “These young people represent the best of Alabama and 4-H,” said Alabama 4-H Assistant Director Molly Gregg. “They are positive forces for their communities and our world.”
    About Alabama 4-H
    For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and uses regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.
    Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 178,000 youth. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.
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