Essity, a global hygiene and health company with local operations in Barton, has awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to local students, as part of its annual scholarship program for children of employees. Those recipients include:
• Madisyn Garrett, of Florence, $1,000 scholarship for Northwest-Shoals Community College.
• Bailee Gist, of Muscle Shoals, $1,000 scholarship for the University of Alabama.
• Jeni Graves, of Rogersville, $1,000 scholarship for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
• Caleb Huckaba, of Russellville, $1,000 scholarship for the University of North Alabama.
• Madison McGuire, of Tuscumbia, $2,500 scholarship for the University of North Alabama.
• Skye Opsteen, of Muscle Shoals, $1,000 scholarship for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
• Jackson Smith, of Rogersville, $1,000 scholarship for Auburn University.
• Wesley Smith, of Rogersville, $2,500 scholarship for Auburn University.
• Bradley Thigpen, of Florence, $2,500 scholarship for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
• Kadie Willis, of Tuscumbia, $1,000 scholarship for the University of North Alabama.
Rachel Breeding, of Tuscumbia, received the Collegiate Scholar Scholarship to the University of Alabama. She is third in her graduating class, president of DHS Key Club, Student County treasurer, FBLA treasurer, a member of the National Honor Society Leadership Committee and captain of the DHS Scholar's Bowl team. She is a senior at Deshler High School and plans to pursue a degree in public relations.
Lorenda Pryor, formerly of Florence, graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a 2003 Coffee High School graduate.
Annastyn Simpson, a seventh-grade student at Brooks High School, was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s Seventh Grade Talent Search.
Madison Haney, of Killen, a rising junior at Auburn University majoring in professional flight management recently placed second in the Nation for the Women’s Achievement Award at the National Intercollegiate Flying Championships held at Indiana State University.
Columbia State Community College nursing faculty pinned Amber Mize, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, as a nursing graduate during a ceremony May 4.
Bella Keene, of Town Creek, received a Valedictorian scholarship from Northwest-Shoals Community College. A senior at R.A. Hubbard High School, she is a member of Beta Club, Class President and Life Saver 5 Club. She is the daughter of Lori Keene. She will pursue a degree in dental hygiene.
Tamara Langham, of Town Creek, received an academic scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at R.A. Hubbard High School, she is a member of Beta Club, Joe Wheeler Youth Tour and Life Saver 5 Club. She is the daughter of Sandra Langham. She will pursue a degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
Brianna Denise Weeks, of Russellville, received an academic scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Russellville High School, she is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Booster Club Officer, and has a Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. She is the daughter of Gene and Shona Weeks. She will pursue a degree in nursing.
Sarah Henry, of Florence, received a Salutatorian scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Mars Hill Bible School High School, she is a member of National Honor Society and homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Tim and Rebecca Henry. She will pursue a degree in education.
Jackson Hunter Hood, of Moulton, received an applied technology scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Lawrence County High School, he is a member of National Technical Honors Society and Drama Club. He is the son of Patrick and Keesha Hood. He will pursue a degree in electrical technology.
Linda Bahena, of Russellville, received an academic scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Tharptown High School, she is a member of National Honors Society, Student Government Association (president), History Honor Society, Franklin County Math Team, homecoming queen, Jr. Civitan, SADD Club, Yearbook Club, FBLA, S.T.E.M. Club, Spanish Club and Robotics Team. She is the daughter of Gerardo and Yesica Bahena. She will pursue a degree in mathematics.
Alyssa Mitchell, of Lexington, received an applied technology scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Lexington High School, she is a member of National Honor Society, cross-country, tennis, track and field, cheerleading, FBLA, Key Club and Alfa Beta Club. She is the daughter of Darian and Shawn Mitchell. She will pursue a degree in biology or graphic design.
Cameron Vandiver, of Russellville, received a College Bowl scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Russellville High School, he is a member of National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, American History Honors Club, Scholars Bowl and Student Council. He is the son of Melisa Vandiver. He will pursue a degree in pharmacy.
Camron Jarnigan, of Russellville, received an applied technology scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Belgreen High School, he is a member of Robotics, baseball, track, History Club and SADD. He is the son of Randy and Karla Jarnigan. He will pursue a degree in drafting.
Matthew Hill, of Tuscumbia, received an applied technology scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Deshler High School, he is a member of baseball, All-Area baseball, football, Bellezza Bella Big Brothers and was named prom king. He is the son of Michael and Karen Hill. He will pursue a degree in physical therapy assisting.
Mollie Rich, of Florence, received an academic scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Florence High School, she is the daughter of Clint and Kristi Rich. She will pursue a degree in elementary education.
Tori Brooks, of Tuscumbia, received an academic scholarship from NW-SCC. A senior at Colbert Heights High School, shei is a member of Student Council, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Leo Club, Yearbook Staff and Key Club. She is the daughter of Jason Brooks and Heather Pate. She will pursue an associate degree.
Northwest-Shoals Community College announced its president's and dean's lists for the spring semester.
Requirements for the president's list are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Requirements for the dean's list are a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above but below a 4.0, and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.
Brilliant: Holly Prescott
Cherokee: Katlin Thorn and Silvia Tomlinson
Courtland: Dakesha Davis
Decatur: Minnesha Jones
Double Springs: Benjamin Berry, Nathaniel Harris and Alex Tidwell
Florence: Brandie Adams, Jasmin Barocio, Nicole Baskins, Adrianna Bonds, Timothy Danielowicz, James Davis, Jessica Davis, Kai Dollerson, Daniel Downing, Erika Elrod, Brandi Fox, Madisyn Garrett, Nickolas Garrett, Nicole Gist, Chance Hunt, Alissa Jenkins, Caleb Lambert, David McNair, Joshua Medaris, Hannah Miller, Alexandra Nabors, David Presley, Samuel Segars, Richard Seibel, Tyler Senn and Allyson Williams
Hackleburg: Madeline Randolph
Haleyville: Margaret Allen, Hunter Bales, Heather Comeens, Molly Morrison and Cherilyn Todd
Hodges: Kerry Lawler
Iron City, Tennessee: Cody Robbins
Killen: Amberly Brooks, Katherine Carlos, Darby Gooch, Taylor Latchem, Colby Morrow, Joshua Narmore, Rowan O'Connor, Lesa Rose, Patrick Smith and Bryant Terry
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: Hannah Luker
Leighton: Michael Dickens
Lexington: Jake Burbank, Ethan Gibson, Morgan Mizell and Sara Word
Lynn: Lauren Belcher and Austin Stephenson
Moulton: Patty Cottongim, Jarrett Hollis, Emily Mitchell, Brittney Pearson and Melissa Watson
Mount Hope: Samantha Loden
Muscle Shoals: Leoma Agee, Alyssa Birt, Erica Bohannon, Michaela Coan, Hannah Goff, Teiara Granville, Julia Henley, Adam Irslinger, Dirk Jeffreys, Crystal Jordan, Wesley Lawrimore, Tina Layne, Benjamin Letsinger, James Lytle, Bethany Montgomery, Nhi Nguyen, Roderic Norris, David Sherrod and Christian Williams
Phil Campbell: Bethany Litteral, Kody Lowery, Lex May and Abby Swinney
Red Bay: Brooklyn Bolton and April Tucker
Rogersville: Brenna Birdwell, Morgan Phillips, Amanda Reding, Candace Taylor and Crystal Williams
Russellville: Fredy Argueta, Susie Boyd, Megan Brockway, Emily Dickerson, MaKayla Franks, Jace Gallagher, Wendy Garcia, Lariza Garcia Delgado, Lauren Goines, Melissa Hernandez-Jimenez, Daniel Jenkins, Pedro Lucas, Caitlyn Morgan, Jennifer Morgan, Kaylee Rickard, Sierra Robinson, Jacob Rogers and Kaitlyn Vandiver
Savannah, Tennessee: Elizabeth Gonzalez
Sheffield: Ivy Clark
Spruce Pine: Elijah Crandall, Kristy Hamilton, Michael Roberson and Hunter Swinney
Town Creek: Samantha Culver, Chase Johnson and Jonah Sprinkle
Tuscumbia: Amanda Adkins, Kristin Davenport, Sydney Head, Javon Irons, Markus Jones, Emilee Moseley and Elisa Tennyson
Vina: Luke Stanford
Waterloo: Tanner Dowdy
Anderson: Makensey Hogue and Aline Simpson
Bear Creek: Mason Cantrell
Cherokee: Casey Durham, Darby Kennedy, Erica Malone and Alexis Nalls
Double Springs: Brantley Garrison, Emmalee Martinez and Olivia Martinez
Florence: Natshiela Bates, Tori Beck, Brian Berry, Katlin Bretherick, Lyndsey Brooks, Austin Bruce, Clayton Chapin, Kayla Creasy, Zachary Crunk, Jason Dodge, Anna Elliott, Hollis Garrard, Erin Gilbert, Taylor Glover, Lea Hackney, Conner Hall, Michael Haney, Leslie Helton, Joshua Hensley, Haley Holden, Steven Hunt, Benjamin Kilburn, Sabrina Montgomery, Kaitlyn Moss, Braydon Poss, Kayla Robinson, Conner Sims, Johni Sutton, Samuel Watson and Kaylee Woods
Hackleburg: Kailee Colburn and James Norton
Haleyville: Kolby Benford, Brayden Cagle, Benjamin Godsey, Melissa Harris and Frank McAlpine
Hamilton: Andrew McClung
Killen: Levi Akers, Rebecca Alexander, Lydia Dial, Gera Evers, Lakota Gray, Cassidy Hannah, Cody Jordan, Stokes Kasmeier, Mary Jodi Larson, Carley McKinney, Anna Richardson, Ian Richardson, Sara Smith, Kolby Stamps, Paige Wilbanks and Katie Wright
Leighton: Michael Bates, Lasebre Boling, Rachel Clotfelter and Susannah Clotfelter
Lexington: Jacob Sewell and Mycala White
Loretto, Tennessee: Sydney Hallmark
Lynn: Jesse Pendley
Moulton: Addie Cottongim, Abbey Cross and Delaney Terry
Mount Hope: Amber Lynch
Muscle Shoals: Caitlin Bentley, Joseph Boshell, Dustin Bratcher, Daniel Dent, Samiksha Gautam, Lauren Leeds, Shelby Oakley, Bailey Phillips, Britten Randolph, Lisa Slusher, Clinton Stacy and Courtney Willingham
Phil Campbell: Mackenzie Elkins, Kathryn Gibson, Klaudia Harris and Dillion Jackson
Red Bay: Autumn Higginbottom, Angel Martinez Sanchez and Alanis Welch
Rogersville: Jason Barksdale, Emma Covington, Brock Davis, Matthew Glover, Ragen Meadows, Ashlie Murphree, Noah Richardson and Fabien Valles
Russellville: Cody Adams, Ryan Askew, Emilia Bahena, Hayden Bell, Christopher Fernandez, Nathaniel Franklin, Jorge Gerardo Rendon, Debbie Gomez-Mayen, Kayla Hughes, David Lugo Barrera, Mercedes Mitchell, Kaitlin Nolen, Leslie Perez Argumedo, Joshua Pinkard, Sarah Rose, Allison Standridge, Josue Vargas, Elijah Wade and Christopher Yancey
Sheffield: Trace Morris, Tuesday Richey, Tamara Sibley, Brittany Stark and Rachel Thompson
Spruce Pine: Levi Hargett, Allison Harvey and Jordan Sharp
Town Creek: Bradley Ellis, Allie Kelley and Janie Wilson
Tuscumbia: Carlee Benson, Emma Bratton, Cyntonia Carroll, Sera Davis, Collie Despigno, Quentin Evans, Darby Frederick, Leah Gunderman, Laura Haley, Johnathon Hardy, Shaynna Hodge, Adam Rainey, Kyle Rogers and Nancy Stowe
Waterloo: Isaiah Bryant, Christopher Gean, Corbyn Jones and Skyler McFall.
Columbia State Community College recognized three Leoma, Tennessee, respiratory care graduates during its annual pinning ceremony May 3. Students include Lydia Garner, Kassidy Price and Breanna Tankersley.
John King, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, was honored as a radiologic technology graduate in a pinning ceremony May 1 at Columbia State Community College.
Austin Peay State University recognized students named to the dean's list for the spring semester: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: Kathryn Caruso, Cassie Hobbs, Anna Matthews; Leoma, Tennessee: Breann Busby; Ethridge, Tennessee: Dakota Shrader.
Lillian Robey, of Lawrenceburg, Tennesssee, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Austin Peay State University.
Hannah Brown, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, was a veterinary technology program graduate in a pinning ceremony May 2 at Columbia State Community College.
Patricia Nance, of Killen, graduated from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi.