AMEA and its Members announce 2021 scholarship winners

Forty (40) high school seniors will enroll in a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational school in Alabama this year with help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its Members through the 2021 AMEA Scholarship Program.

Each of the 40 scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $100,000 awarded in this year’s program. AMEA received 178 scholarship applications in the 2021 program.

Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have provided over $2.5 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.

To be eligible for the AMEA scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from an AMEA Member city electric utility and the student must attend an Alabama college/university or vocational school.

“We take our role as a good corporate citizen seriously,” said Fred D. Clark, Jr., AMEA President & CEO. “That’s why we, along with our Members, support education initiatives, like the AMEA Scholarship Program, that contribute to making our state economically competitive. We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners.”

This year’s AMEA Academic Scholarship recipients are:
Cassiopeia Zahra Childress, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Macy McCall Daniel, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Robert Spencer Gilliland, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Bexley McClellan Knight, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Leah Kathryn Dorsey, Providence Christian School, Dothan
Carrie Elaine Smith, Dothan High School, Dothan
Samantha Lee Turnham, Providence Christian School, Dothan
Henry Jennings Walworth, Houston Academy, Dothan
Annalyn Rebecca Duke, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Laney Elizabeth Haas, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Isabella Grace Myrick, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
John Murray Wallace, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Ariana Grace Crepeau, Foley High School, Riviera Utilities
Oliver Emerson Sinclair, Jr., Spanish Fort High School, Riviera Utilities
Thomas Griffin Smith, Fairhope High School, Riviera Utilities
Dean Morgan Sheffield, Chambers Academy, LaFayette
Vakiya Shaderranique Story, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Sabrya Zabrion Davidson, Lanett High School, Lanett
Courtney Claire Easlick, Springwood School, Lanett
Caroline Camille Kambeitz, Springwood School, Lanett
Lucille Ray Spivey, Springwood School, Lanett
William Patrick Davis, Luverne High School, Luverne
Lillian Grace Marchand, Luverne High School, Luverne
Felicity Madison Reynolds, Luverne High School, Luverne
John Daniel Tranum, Crenshaw Christian Academy, Luverne
Laura Tyson Daffin, Opelika High School, Opelika
Nicholas Garrett Fitzwater, Opelika High School, Opelika
Braxton Asenath Harris, Opelika High School, Opelika
Leighanna Virginia Howell, Opelika High School, Opelika
Jaden Xander Cantrell, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
James Alexander Cullen, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Stevey Wayne Jenkins, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Sara Elizabeth Luna, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Ella Kate Brooks, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Nethan Ray Crew, Benjamin Russell High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Madelyn Reese Friday, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

This year’s AMEA Community College, and/or Vocational/Trade School  Scholarship recipients include:
Zachary Ryan Paul, Elberta High School, Riviera Utilities
Nadya S. K. Heard, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Vadaja Natae Perry, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Kayla Michele Hogan, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve approximately 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.