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UAB scholarships

These area students have received scholarships from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Haley Miller of Hartselle, Green and Gold Scholarship. She is a senior at Hartselle High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is the daughter of Tony and Melinda Miller.

Kristen Faulk of Hartselle, Blazing Scholars Award. She is a senior at Hartselle High School and is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is the daughter of Teresa Faulk.

Laura Oliver of Moulton, University Scholars Award. She is a senior
at Lawrence County High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and Leo Club. She is the daughter of Gary and Teresa Oliver.

Jaya Madhav of Decatur,
UAB Scholars Award. She is a senior at Austin High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is the daughter of Ramesh and Bhakti Madhav.

UNA scholarships

These area students have received scholarships from The University of North Alabama.

Cayla Buttram of Trinity, academic. She is a senior at East Lawrence High School and is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Buttram.

Skylar Hyatt of Decatur, academic. She is a senior at Decatur High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” and the National Honor Roll. She is the daughter of Gary and Deb Hyatt.

Austin Alumni scholarships

The Austin High School Alumni Foundation announces its 2007 scholarships.

Austin Alumni Foundation Scholarship: Deadline for applications is March 16. Contact John J. Sumerel at 353-6972 or e-mail jsumerelii@aol.com; or Bonnie Shade, senior class guidance counselor at Austin High School, for information, selection criteria and applications.

Becky Smith Dishman Memorial Scholarship: Available to Austin High seniors pursuing a career in nursing or related medical fields of study. Deadline for applications is March 16. Contact John J. Sumerel or Bonnie Shade for more information and applications.

ASHAC winners

These area students were winners in the Alabama State House Art Competition:

? Graham Scott, Frances Nungester Elementary School.

? Joseph Mears, Juan Ventura, Shamia Hancock, Hayley Miller and Juan Torres, all of Austinville Elementary School.

Artwork by Joseph Mears and Hayley Miller will be on display at the state Senate or the state House of Representatives for a full year for the Alabama State House Legislative Club Exhibition. These students represent Morgan County, and a reception will be held in Montgomery in their honor.

Reading Council winners

Four area students were winners in the Tennessee Valley Reading Council’s Children’s Book Week Writing Contest.

Kindergarten-2 division: Peyton Wallace, Falkville Elementary School.

Grades 3-5: Allyson Grace Burgess, Barkley Bridge Elementary School, Hartselle.

Grades 6-8: Sidney Finklea, Ryan Junior High School.

Grades 9-12: Jamie Harris, Falkville High School.

Austinville winners

Rian Gackstetter won the Arbor Day Art Competition at Austinville Elementary School. Her entry will go to the state competition and she will participate in a tree planting ceremony at Austinville Elementary School to be held by the Decatur Landscape and Beautification Committee.

Austinville Reflections winners:

Pre-K: Audreana Thomas, first place; Jorge Toledo, second place; Jose Chavez, third place; Hailey Kelton, Abigail Elam, Stacy Jimenez, honorable mention.

Kindergarten: Hayley Miller, first place; Wonyae Mitchell and David Hernandez, second place; Isaac Palomino, third place; Angel Narcisco and Alyssa Handley, fourth place; Alex Matias, Cristina Flores, fifth place; Geneva Serafin, Alexis Lagunas, Allen Shelton, honorable mention.

First grade: Dylan Romero-Loaeza, Xavier Castillo, Alecia Warnick, first place; Ruben Noyola-Barajas, Natalie Perrydone, second place; Breanna Hair, third place; Magali Jimenez, fourth place; Kayla Mariaca, Trey Dalton, Briseydi Gonzalez, John Kelton, Salvador Cervantes, Heriberto Rodriguez, Malearia McDaniel, Alejandro Gomez, Brendy Altamirano, honorable mention.

Second grade: Eriberto Aguilar, Juan Torres, first place; Jose Ixchajal, second place; Austin Fuqua, third place; Derrick Moore, fourth place; Desiree Adcock, Angel Contreras, fifth place; Lazedrick Lee, Erik Crisantes, Jonathan Luna, Selena Mendoza, Jennifer Lopez, honorable mention.

Third grade: Juan Ventura, first place; Bianca Lopez, Joseph Mears, second place; Zulema Brito, third place; Hunter Watson, Valorie Hulsey, Silvia Pacheco, Jessica Thompson, Hermelinda Ledezma, honorable mention.

Fourth grade: George Munoz, first place; Tareck Ruffin, second place; Tamija Tiggs, third place.

Fifth grade: Deion Malone, first place; Logan Searcy, Juan Chavez, second place; Matthew Moody, third place; Nidia Saavedra, honorable mention.

AHS HOBY winner

Lauren Little has been selected as Austin High School’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership representative for 2007. She is the daughter of Larry and Melanie Little, Jack Roberson was named the alternate youth leadership representative. He is the son of Jack and Remona Roberson.

Lauren and Jack have been invited to attend the Alabama Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference to be held in May at Troy University.

Krista Thompson will represent Austin High School at the Alabama Youth Leadership Program to be held at Auburn University Montgomery this June. Leslie Kirk and Justin Jones were also chosen as finalists for these youth leadership honors.

Hornberger on dean’s list

Jennifer Hornberger of Athens has been named to the dean’s list at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering for the 2006 fall term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average.

AHS announcements

The guidance office at Austin High School offers the following announcements. For more information on any notice, contact the high school.

Redstone Federal Credit Union: Scholarships for members of the RFCU. Deadline is Feb. 28. Apply online at www.redfcu.org /about_us/community.htm%23scholarship.

Auburn University: E-Day 2007, Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon at Foy Union. Registration is at 8 a.m. Call (334) 844-4310, e-mail karchcr@auburn.edu, or visit www.eng.auburn.edu/eday.

Achievement Scholarships, one scholarship per high school.

Wallace State Community College: Cheerleading tryouts, March 31. Instructional clinics will be March 27-30, at 5 p.m., room 102 of the Wellness Center. Call Rob Metcalf at 352-8250 or e-mail rob.metcalf@wallace
state.edu.

University of Alabama in Huntsville: AAMA Manufacturing Scholarship. Deadline is Feb. 28.

100 Black Men, Greater Huntsville Chapter: Scholarships for students who maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Deadline is March 9.

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