Hyche and Wiggins reel in big scholarships

Jace Wiggins, left, and Westin Hyche hold up their scholarship prizes after winning the Bass Tactix junior division state championship. (Courtesy photo)

SMITH LAKE - It may seem like elementary age is too early to think about college scholarships, but two Addison Elementary students have already been awarded a combined $140,000 in scholarships to Kentucky Christian University based on their fishing skills.

Memorial scholarship set up Winston Career Academy students

Shown at the automotive technology shop, which has been closed until the 2023-2024 school year due to Bubba Lewis’ death, from left, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole; Scholarship Fund Organizers Kerrie Lewis and Kathy Cole and Winston Career Academy Director Adam Gray.
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.

Half-tuition scholarship opportunity for NW-SCC students with 30 credit hours

WINSTON COUNTY - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), which has campuses in Phil Campbell and Muscle Shoals, is offering students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at NW-SCC an opportunity to finish their college degree or certificate program with less financial burden this fall through the Continuing Excellence Scholarship. The deadline to apply for the half-tuition scholarship is Monday, August 1, 2022. 

Manley to play volleyball with Gadsden State

Savannah Manley’s scholarship signing with Gadsden State was held Friday, Jan. 10, in the library of Addison High School. Pictured above with Savannah on the first row from left are her parents: Hayley and Duane Manley and Gretschen and Mark Woodard. Back row are: AHS assistant coach Pam Wilkins, Principal Micah Smothers, sister Gracie Manley and head coach Kayla Woodard Smith. Gadsden State head volleyball coach Connie Clark was unable to attend the signing.

By Melica Allen
ADDISON - Savannah Manley is definitely a champion. She has played on three state championship volleyball teams - 2016-2018 and state runner-up this past 2019 season at Addison High School.
The 6’1” senior will now play at the next level this fall, signing a volleyball scholarship with Gadsden State, who finished 26-12 this past season with a trip to the nationals.
Her scholarship signing ceremony was held Friday, Jan. 10, in the AHS library.

Sartin signs with Bevill State to play softball

Anna Lacy Sartin is pictured with her parents, Shannon and Kellie Sartin, on signing day Sunday, Dec. 1, in the HHS library.

By Melica Allen
HALEYVILLE - Anna Lacy Sartin will be joining the Bevill State Community College’s softball team next fall.
The Haleyville High School senior will be on the pitching staff at the Sumiton campus.

Aaron signs softball scholarship with MMI

Front row, from left: Gary Aaron, Ana Aaron, MMI assistant softball coach Kori Benson, Vickie Aaron. Back row: HHS assistant softball coach Kara West, HHS head softball coach Whitney Webb and HHS Athletic Director Chris Musso.

By Melica Allen
HALEYVILLE - Ana Aaron is a focused young lady. The Haleyville High School senior signed a softball scholarship with Marion Military Institute Monday, Dec. 2, during a ceremony held in the high school library. She will be on the pitching staff.

McCollum inks scholarship with Shorter

Ally McCollum signs her scholarship with Shorter University in Rome, Georgia during a ceremony held Friday, Nov. 22, in the Phillips High School gymnasium. Pictured on the front row are her parents Jason and Ashley McCollum. On the back row from left are: PHS Principal Dr. Al Temple, PHS basketball coach Scott Veal and Ally’s travel ball coach Bryon Veal.

BEAR CREEK - There were lots of smiles and tears as Ally McCollum signed her basketball scholarship with Shorter University Friday, Nov. 22, marking the start of a new chapter in her life.
Ally, a senior at Phillips High School in Bear Creek, will play for the Division 2 college in Rome, Georgia.
A scholarship signing ceremony was conducted in the PHS gym with students, teammates, faculty, friends  and family all on hand. She received a big round of applause as she signed on the dotted line.

Lambert awarded AHSADCA’s scholarship

Mason Lambert, 2019 graduate of Haleyville High School, received a AHSADCA’s Coaches’ Children Scholarship at the 23rd annual AHSAA Championship Coaches’Awards Banquet for District 7. He is pictured with his parents Andy and Amber Lambert.

MONTGOMERY – Seven individuals were recognized at the AHSAA’s 23rd  annual AHSAA Championship Coaches’ Awards Banquet as recipients of the prestigious “Making A Difference” Award as the 2019 AHSAA Summer Conference concluded at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.