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Audrianna Elliot sings “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” during an intermission in Cedar Ridge Middle School’s African-American history play. The play was about famous African-Americans from Alabama.
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Audrianna Elliot sings “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” during an intermission in Cedar Ridge Middle School’s African-American history play. The play was about famous African-Americans from Alabama.

Education In Brief

Dugger gets scholarship

The University of North Alabama has awarded a leadership scholarship to Whitney Lauren Dugger of Hartselle.

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 of Decatur and Alex and Stephanie Stewart of Hartselle.

Lindsey-Graves masters

Emily Lindsey-Graves earned her master’s degree in community counseling from The University of North Alabama. Her degree was conferred at the Dec. 15 commencement.

Mrs. Graves is a member of the American Psychological Association, Chi Sigma Iota, the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists and the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is also a 2002 graduate of Judson College, majoring in psychology. She is a therapist at Mental HealthCare of Cullman.

Her parents are Mark and Rita Lindsey of Danville. Her grandparents are the late Betty Dobbins, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Lindsey.

UNA scholarships

These area students have been awarded scholarships from The University of North Alabama:

n Mary Rose Gillman of Decatur, academic. She is a senior at Decatur High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. She is also on the yearbook staff and drum major for the marching band. She is the daughter of Gina and John Gillman.

n Zack Cochran of Danville, leadership. He is a senior at Danville High School, where he is fifth in his class, a member of the Beta Club, percussion captain of the band and an Eagle Scout. He is the son of Bruce and Sandy Cochran.

n Abby Kathryn Rutherford of Town Creek, salutatorian scholarship. She is salutatorian of her class at Hatton High School, secretary of her senior class, president of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and a member of the Beta Club. She is also drum major for the marching band. She is the daughter of Brian and Vera Rutherford.

n Anthony Penick of Hartselle, academic. He is a senior at Hartselle High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He is the son of James and Sheila Penick.

Athens High greenhouse

The greenhouse at Athens High School is now open, with plants for sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Call Jerry Davis at 233-6613 for more information.

AHS guidance

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

Decatur Rotary Club: Scholarship to one senior who is an Interact Club member. Deadline is April 2.

Scenic South Charter Chapter American Business Women’s Association: Scholarship. Deadline is March 30. For more information, call Sandra Rost at 353-9546 or 353-8236.

Mississippi University for Women: Minority Day, April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Summer BRIDGE Institute, July 3 through Aug. 4. Deadline for Minority Day reservations is March 23. See www.muw.edu /student/diversity.

School Superintendents of Alabama: Scholarships for high school seniors intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. Applications must be postmarked by April 10.

Alabama Farmers Federation of Morgan County: Scholarships. Deadline is April 15.

Tennessee Valley Alumni Chapter, Alcorn State University: Scholarships. Deadline is April 6. Call Melvin Mayo at (256) 721-9336 or Sam King at (256) 882-7733.

University of Alabama: Preview the Blount Undergraduate Initiative program, and New College, for high school juniors. Event is April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deadline for nominations is March 23.

Auburn University: Summer Transition Enhancement Program. Call Julie Huff at (334) 844-5725.

Savannah College of Art and Design: Rising Star and SCAD summer seminars. Call (800) 869-7223.

Coca-Cola finalist

Jaya Madhav of Decatur was selected as a scholarship finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation based on academic excellence, school leadership and community activities. He is a senior at Austin High School.

Madhav will compete for a cash scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation in April in Atlanta.

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