OPELIKA CITY SCHOOLS
On Feb. 27, 2023, at the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) Conference in Montgomery, Opelika High School senior Ashley Hilyer was awarded the ALET Debbie Rice Memorial Scholarship. Each spring, the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology organization awards a $10,000 college scholarship to a high school senior. The scholarship is named for the late Debbie Rice, a longtime leader in the organization who served as the Technology Director for Auburn City Schools until 2014.
As stated in the most recent ALET newsletter: “Ms. Hilyer is an accomplished student and athlete. She plans to attend the University of Alabama pursuing a major in News Media and a minor in Computer Science. Among her accomplishments and certifications, Ashley has earned second place in FBLA State Intro to Information Technology Competition 2021, Cyberpatriots Windows 10 Competition 2021-22, third place in FBLA State Cybersecurity Competition 2022, MS Word, PPT, and Excel Certification, Copper Cabling Certification, Testout PC Pro Certification and Testout Security. Her athletic resume includes being a member of Opelika High School’s Varsity swim, soccer, golf and flag football teams.”