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Morgan County students win college scholarships from Alfa

Seven Morgan County students were among 100 recipients of the 2015 Alfa Foundation scholarship. Each scholarship winner received $1,000 in the program’s second year.

Scholarship recipients are:

Macy Alred of Hartselle, a graduate of Danville High School and student at Athens State University.

Summer Bell of Decatur, a graduate of Austin High School and student at Auburn University.

Anna Bekah Hughes of Decatur, a graduate of Decatur High School and student at Auburn University.

Austin Hughes of Decatur, a graduate of Decatur High School and student at Auburn University.

Chandler Turner of Decatur, a graduate of Austin High School and student at Auburn University.

Greyson Wilkins of Decatur, a graduate of Austin High School and student at the University of North Alabama.

Andrea Williamson of Hartselle, a graduate of Excalibur Christian School and student at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Selection for the competitive scholarship program was based on academic record, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals.

“In our household, we know the impact of rising tuition costs, as our son recently graduated college and our daughter will be a college freshman this fall,” said Jimmy Parnell, president of Alfa Insurance. “We hope our gift will make it easier for the recipients to focus on studies and gaining professional experience, rather than worrying about paying for their education.”

More than 1,300 applications were received for the scholarship program from high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in an Alabama two- or four-year college, university or technical school.

The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies required for coursework.

Left to right, Macy Alred, Summer Bell, Anna Bekah Hughes, Austin Hughes, Chandler Turner, Gryson Wilkins and Andrea Williamson.| Specials to the Enquirer
Left to right, Macy Alred, Summer Bell, Anna Bekah Hughes, Austin Hughes, Chandler Turner, Gryson Wilkins and Andrea Williamson.| Specials to the Enquirer
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