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Students in child-care classes at Brewer High School collected 383 stuffed animals to deliver to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Presenting a couple to hospital representative Kimberly Dickinson, center, in Birmingham are Heather Shirey, left, and Alicia Kelley, both members of Future Child Care Leaders of America. Other students on the trip also took Valentines to the patients. Brewer faculty member Cynthia Weaver said the entire student body, faculty and staff helped with donations, and the FCCLA wants to make this an annual project.
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Students in child-care classes at Brewer High School collected 383 stuffed animals to deliver to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Presenting a couple to hospital representative Kimberly Dickinson, center, in Birmingham are Heather Shirey, left, and Alicia Kelley, both members of Future Child Care Leaders of America. Other students on the trip also took Valentines to the patients. Brewer faculty member Cynthia Weaver said the entire student body, faculty and staff helped with donations, and the FCCLA wants to make this an annual project.

Education In Brief

UAB scholarships

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

Casey Glenn of Hartselle, University Scholars Award. 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 Keith and Pamela Glenn.

Jessica Terrell, Hartselle, University Scholars Award. She is a senior at Danville High school, where she is a member of the Beta Club. She is the daughter of Regina Johns.

Carson Landers of Decatur, Green and Gold Scholarship. He is a senior at Austin High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of David and Connie Landers.

UNA scholarships

The University of North Alabama has awarded scholarships to these area students.

Whitney Lauren Dugger, of Hartselle, leadership. She is a senior at Hartselle High School, where she is president of Health Occupations Students of America and a member of the HHS Performers Show Choir and the student council. She is the daughter of Troy Dugger and Stephanie Stewart.

Joni Gillespie, of Trinity, Presidential Mentors Academy. She is a senior at Lawrence County High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, JROTC and is on the A-B honor roll. She is the daughter of Ralene Gillespie.

Cayla Buttram, of Trinity, academic. She is a senior at East Lawrence High School, where she is valedictorian of her class, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Beta Club and the National Honor Society and the Science Honor Society. She is the daughter of Lisa and Mike Buttram.

Jeremy Blake Garrett, of Decatur, leadership. He is a senior at Decatur High School and is participating in the dual enrollment program at Calhoun Community College. He is the son of Regina and Lynn Morgan.

Becky Widick, of Trinity, leadership. She is a senior at West Morgan High School, where she is ranked fourth in her class, is a member of the National Honor Society and is the winner of the Joe Wheeler Youth Tour scholarship as well as the winner of the presidential service award every year since fifth grade. She is the daughter of Randy and Julie Widick.

Adriana Bello, of Decatur, Presidential Mentors Academy. She is a senior at Decatur High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish club and varsity band. She is the daughter of Beatriz Maya and Roman Bello.

McCaghren’s invention

Lauren McCaghren of Madison is a nominee for her suggested product in Staples Invention Quest Kids contest. She suggested a flash drive holder for multiple flash drives. She is the daughter of Donnie and Jennifer McCaghren. Her grandparents are Jerry and Sandra McCaghren of Trinity. Lauren is a student at Monrovia Middle School.

Rose honored

Matthew Rose of Decatur has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Montevallo for the 2006 fall term. He has also been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The academic honor society requires at least a 3.5 grade point average for admission. He is majoring in piano performance and is a graduate of Austin High School. His parents are Edward and Patricia Rose.

Cumberland dean’s list

Preston Potter of Decatur has been named to the dean’s list at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., for the 2006 fall term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Knox gets scholarship

The University of North Alabama has awarded a leadership scholarship to Jackson Jones Knox of Decatur. She is a senior at Austin High School and is the daughter of Ronnie and Deanna Knox.

PACT Scholarship

Parents and Children Together is accepting applications for the Gail Hurst Scholarship, established in honor of PACT’s founder.

Students must be residents of Morgan County, juniors or higher at an accredited college or university and must be enrolled in a human service major such as social work, education, counseling or political science. Students will need to provide a current transcript and a 200-word essay describing how that student would apply information regarding child abuse prevention in his or her professional pursuits.

Applications are available at the PACT office, 245-B Jackson St. S.E., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Applications should be mailed to: Gail Hurst Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1247, Decatur, AL 35602. Deadline for receiving applications is April 20. Call 355-7252 for more information.

WSAA scholarships

The Wallace State Alumni Association is accepting applications for its 2007-08 scholarships. The Alumni scholarship is for students enrolled in any Wallace State program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework at Wallace State and have at least a 2.5 grade point average. They must be full-time students at the time of application.

Application deadline is April 13. Application forms are available in the Wallace State Alumni Office on the 10th floor of the James C. Bailey Center or online at www.wallacestate.edu /alumni.

For more information contact Suzanne Harbin, Alumni Coordinator, at (256) 352-8144 or 8138.

Phone book recycling

Participating public and private schools will be collecting old phone books April 9-11 in the “Answer the Call — for Cash” competition offered by the Decatur Recycling Department. Residents should call to find out if their favorite school is participating.

The grand prize of $750 will go to the school collecting the highest number of books. The elementary school and the middle/high school collecting the most books per enrolled student will each win $500. A wild card winner will be also be drawn from the pool of schools not winning the top three awards.

In addition to the school collection, city residents can also recycle old phone directories in their recycling bins on March 28 and April 4. All plastic wrappings and bags must be removed from the books prior to recycling. For more information, call Emily Johnson at 341-4770.

West Morgan honors

West Morgan Elementary School announces students of the month for February.

Kindergarten: Heath Bolton, Savanna Terry; first grade: Tyler Keenum, Ivette Beatriz; second grade: Bradley Sanders, Taylor Goodpastor; third grade: Adam Shelton, Payton Jones; fourth grade: Alejandro Hernandez, Kristyn Eades.

Students of the month for the entire school: Bradley Sanders, Ivette Beatriz.

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