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Three scholarships given to SHS seniors through Sylacauga City Schools Foundation


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Schools (SCS) Foundation has awarded three scholarships to Sylacauga High School seniors that recently graduated.

Mackenzie Bowen received the Future Teacher Scholarship which is given to a student that wants to study education. Bowen plans to pursue a degree in early childhood education.

The Future Teacher Scholarship is entirely funded by donations from retired SCS faculty members. Due to the generosity of those the gave to the Foundation, this scholarship’s amount grew to $1,500 this year.

Two new scholarships that were created earlier this year were also awarded to outgoing students.

The Fay B. Simpkins Scholarship was designated to be given to a student pursuing a career in education, preferably with a focus on English. The inaugural Fay B. Simpkins Scholarship was awarded to Katlyn Boozer.

The third scholarship given out was the Suzanne P. Smith Scholarship. This scholarship was made to be given to a student planning to specialize in a health-related field of study such as health management.

The first-ever Suzanne P. Smith Scholarship recipient is Hayden Hope.

“We are all products of our experiences and are shaped by the many people with whom we come into contact,” said John Crysel who helped fund the Fay B. Simpkins and Suzanne P. Smith scholarships. “Years from now you will all remember ideas, concepts, and working knowledge gifts from special teachers right here at Sylacauga High School.”

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