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Eight Sylacauga Chick-fil-A employees receive leadership scholarships


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Eight team members at the Chick-fil-A in Sylacauga have received a combined $17,000 through the franchise restaurant’s Leadership Scholarship program.

The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship, offered in amounts of either $1,000 or $2,500, is presented to team members that have “demonstrated care and service” during their time as employees.

“All of these scholarship recipients have successfully balanced academic excellence, personal obstacles, and their responsibilities at work during a time when most of us are just trying to make it until tomorrow,” said franchise owner Micah Harris.

Those pursuing the scholarship must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA as well as are currently or are planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the 2022-23 academic year.

The following eight employees, included with their education and/or career plans, received the scholarship:

Lane Owensby – Will attend Central Alabama Community College while pursuing certification to become an HVAC technician.
Abigail Wood – First generation college student, will attend Southern Union Community College in Opelika while pursuing her bachelors degree in nursing.
Nolan Eubanks – Attending Jacksonville State University while pursuing a career in technology and getting his bachelors degree in computer science.
Mallory Allen – Attending Jefferson State Community College while pursuing an associates degree in nursing. She want to work as an emergency room nurse and work towards her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the future.
Cassidy Colwell – First generation college student, attending Jacksonville State University while pursuing her degree and career in social work.
Kailey Sailer – Will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in fine art and animation as she prepares for her career as an animator.
Julie Ford – Will attend Jacksonville State University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in forensics as she prepares for her career as a forensic investigator.
Brody Hyatt – Will attend the University of Montevallo while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in business management.

“To say that I’m proud of these students is an understatement,” Harris said. “We look forward to working alongside them while they pursue their degrees, and I can’t wait to help even more employees apply for scholarships this year.”

Six of the eight were given the $2,500 amount while Eubanks and Owensby received $1,000 each.

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