TEC recently awarded $5,000 in tuition scholarship monies for two high school students in its service area.
Sarah Smith, a senior from Stringer Attendance Center, is the first place winner of the 2015 D. L. Fail Memorial Scholarship. Sarah’s one-year scholarship is worth $3,000. She aspires to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a career in Architecture. Her hobbies include drawing, painting, and watching Netflix. Her honors include Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Zoology and Child Development Class Awards, Stringer High School Most Beautiful, Honor Roll, Senior BETA Secretary, and Student Council Vice President. Sarah is the daughter of John and Eleanor Album of Stringer.
Marlee Blackwell, a senior from Sylva Bay Academy, is the second place winner for 2015. Her one-year scholarship is worth $2,000. Marlee aspires to attend Belhaven University and major in a medical field. Her hobbies include softball, basketball, tennis, and being a part of FCA, FBLA, and the Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation. Marlee’s honors consist of numerous academic awards such as all A’s each year and the highest average in multiple classes. Marlee is the daughter of Arthur and Kimberly Blackwell of Louin.
TEC opens the scholarship to eligible students each October.
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