WINSTON COUNTY - The compassion shown by the late Terry Wayne “Bubba” Lewis to his automotive technology students at the Winston Career Academy is a legacy that will never be forgotten and is being honored by the establishment of a memorial scholarship.
The Terry Wayne Lewis Memorial Fund has been set up at all locations of Listerhill Credit Union, with donations being accepted to go toward annual scholarships for auto tech student from each of the four participating schools at the WCA - Winston County High School, Meek, Addison and Lynn.
The fund will hopefully have enough in it to provide students from each school a $500 scholarship to further their education in the auto tech field, according to scholarship organizers.
Kathy Cole, a close family friend; family member Kerrie Lewis, family friend Kevin Cummings and Bubba’s wife, Dana, have developed the scholarship fund in memory of Bubba’s countless contributions and investments of time and love in the lives of his students across Winston County.
After Bubba was killed earlier this year, friends and family sought a way to honor his memory by establishing a scholarship to make sure deserving auto tech students have a brighter future.
“We all want to do something,” Cole stated. “Bubba has made such an impact. Not only did he go to school here, he was big on the football team. We wanted a long-lasting honor to his name.
“He has brought all of these kids through and mentored them,” Cole added. “Let’s continue that legacy the best we know how.”
“We hope to be able to award this year, but, if it doesn’t happen, then definitely next year,” Cole stated.
The scholarships, she added, will be awarded annually and, as the amount of the fund increases, the amount of the scholarships will also increase.
Also, T-shirts are being sold in memory of Bubba Lewis, reading Be Like Bubba, Bubba Strong with the Winston County Schools W in the middle of the slogans.
All sizes of shirts, from small to extra-large, cost $20, with proceeds deposited into the scholarship fund, according to organizers.
To order a shirt or make a donation into the scholarship fund, contact Cole at (205) 272-1128 or send an email to email@example.com.
Cash donations can be made to Cole through Venmo @Katherine-cole65; through Cash App: $NanaKat65 or by PayPal.
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