Scholarships given by St. Clair County Republican Party
by Gary Hanner
Jun 28, 2012 | 2763 views |  0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
These students received scholarships from the St. Clair County Republican Party. Seated, from left, are Amelia Gilbreath, Emily Church, Elizabeth Westerfield and Lillie Buckner. Standing, from left, are St. Clair County Republican Party vice-chairman Marie Manning, Daniel Thompson, Roosevelt Mendez, Matthew Brazzolotto, Jorge Solis and St. Clair County Republican Party chairman Freddie Turrentine. Not pictured are students Madison Barber, Ethan Fisher, Jeffery Conwell, Phillip Murray and Cody Lunsford.
These students received scholarships from the St. Clair County Republican Party. Seated, from left, are Amelia Gilbreath, Emily Church, Elizabeth Westerfield and Lillie Buckner. Standing, from left, are St. Clair County Republican Party vice-chairman Marie Manning, Daniel Thompson, Roosevelt Mendez, Matthew Brazzolotto, Jorge Solis and St. Clair County Republican Party chairman Freddie Turrentine. Not pictured are students Madison Barber, Ethan Fisher, Jeffery Conwell, Phillip Murray and Cody Lunsford.
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ODENVILLE — Thirteen graduating seniors from across St. Clair County were selected to receive scholarships totaling $11,000 from the St. Clair County Republican Party recently. They were honored at a dinner last week at the Odenville Town Hall.

St. Clair County Republican Party vice-chairman Marie Manning said the three larger schools in the county receive two scholarships. These three schools are Pell City, Springville and Moody.

“At those three schools, we had ties,” Manning said. “So we split the second place tie, and gave the two students in the tie $500 each.”

Manning recognized members who serve on the scholarship committee.

“This scholarship committee was started a very long time ago,” she said.

Mike Fricker said since this scholarship program was started, almost $250,000 has been given to deserving students throughout the county over the years.

“All of this money has been given to St. Clair County students,” Fricker said. “So we are very proud of what we have been able to do through the years.”

The 13 students who received scholarships included Madison Barber, Ethan Fisher, and Jorge Solis, all from Pell City; Roosevelt Mendez from Ashville; Lillie Buckner, Amelia Gilbreath, and Jeffery Conwell, all from Springville; Daniel Thompson, from Crossroads Christian; Emily Church, from Ragland; Elizabeth Westerfield, from SCCHS; Matthew Brazzolotto, from Victory Christian; Phillip Murray and Cody Lunsford, both from Moody.

St. Clair County Republican Party chairman Freddie Turrentine said this was the 16th year for this party to give scholarship money to deserving senior students in St. Clair County.

“This is so very important,” Turrentine said. “Times are hard, and we know this money will be put to good use by these students. To see these students show up Thursday night at our meeting, meant a whole lot to the St. Clair County Republican Party. The students were all very appreciative. I hope to do it for many more years to come.”

Contact Gary Hanner at ghanner@thestclairtimes.com.

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