2016 Scholarship winners

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2016 Scholarship Recipients

Ashley Ann Williard
Sponsored by Jones Interstate Tire
Selma, AL

Parents: Jim & Angela Williard

My name is Ashley Ann Williard. I am 17 years old, and a Senior at John Tyler Morgan Academy in Selma, AL. I will be attending Wallace Community College next year, and then Troy University. I love children so my plan is to be a pediatric nurse or an elementary school teacher. I also plan to work with my grandfather and father at Jones Tire Company, while I am in school. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis and listening to music.
Ashley Ann Williard
Daniel Johnston
Sponsored by Tire Engineers
Birmingham, AL

Parents: Howie & Sharon Johnston

Daniel is a 2016 graduate of Briarwood Christian High School, with a 4.39 GPA and Honors Diploma. In high school, Daniel was a three sport athlete in football, track and baseball. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and President of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Fraternity. Daniel is a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. He plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall to seek a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Daniel Johnston
Savannah Ellsworth
Sponsored by Trax Tires
Foley, AL

Parents: Greg & Jenny Taylor

My name is Savannah Ellsworth! I am an 18-year-old who has been accepted into the University of South Alabama. I hope to one day become a trauma surgeon with a specialty of cardiovascular care!
Savannah Ellsworth
Allison Craft
Sponsored by Chelsea Tire Pros
Chelsea, AL

Parents: John & Leanne Craft

Allison Craft a 2016 honors graduate of Coosa Valley Academy in Harpersville, Alabama. While attending CVA, Allison was nominated Senior Vice-President and Junior President of her class. She was also a member of the National Beta Club, Spanish Club, FCA and Art Club. Allison also received the honors of Most Athletic Female of her senior class. This award was due in part to her playing volleyball, basketball, softball and soccer while also achieving high academic honors. When Allison is not participating in sports she also enjoys reading, creating art and her cat Nick. In August, Allison will be attending Northwest Mississippi Community College to play softball and begin her education to become a high school Mathematics teacher.
Allison Craft
Kyle McLain
Sponsored by Westmoreland Tire Co.
Ft. Payne, AL

Parents: Charles & Rhonda McLain

My name is Kyle. I plan on attending Northeast Alabama Community College for two years and then transfer to University of Alabama in Huntsville for a career in computer science. Also, I am an Eagle Scout as of last June. I will use my skills as an Eagle Scout to strive towards my goals. I would like to thank you for selecting me for this scholarship and I will use it to help further my education.
Kyle McLain
Colton McCain
Sponsored by Affordable Tire & Repair
Woodland, AL

My name is Colton McCain. I am 27 years old pursuing a degree in Accounting. I currently attend Southern Union State Community College and plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University in the Spring. Upon completing my degree, it is my desire to open my own Accounting Firm. When I am not in class, I work part-time at Affordable Tire & Repair, Woodland, AL, and enjoy spending time with my newborn daughter, Lydia.
Colton McCain
Jacqueline Hope Caton
Sponsored by Andalusia Tire Co.
Andalusia, AL

Parents: Todd & Jackie Caton

My name is Hope Caton and I am a 2014 graduate of Andalusia High School. I have attended Auburn University for the past 2 years. I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Auburn University’s School of Nursing Association. I am currently in Auburn’s School of Nursing pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to become a registered nurse (RN). After I graduate nursing school in August of 2017, I plan to work a year or two in Alabama and then go back to become a nurse practitioner.
Jacqueline Hope Caton
Jack Griffin
Sponsored by S & S Tire
Birmingham, AL

Parents: Mike & Tracy Griffin

Jack graduated from Cullman High School in 2015. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He was a 4 year member of the Varsity Track Team where he competed in 5 different events throughout his high school years. He has been attending The University of North Alabama for one year where he has a 3.5 GPA and will begin his Sophomore year this fall. He is currently majoring in Mathematics with the goal of working on team sports statistics. This summer he will be continuing his education with classes at Wallace State Community College and working at the Cullman Park & Recreation Department where he coaches elementary cheerleading.
Jack Griffin
Franchesca Perkins
Sponsored by Westmoreland Tire Co.
Greensboro, AL

Parents: Frank & Tarwonda Perkins

My name is Franchesca Perkins. I am currently 18 years old. I am to attend The University of West Alabama in the fall, where I will major in Nursing. It has been a lifelong dream to attend college where I can live out my dream of becoming a nurse. Helping others is my sole motivation for becoming a registered nurse. This scholarship will not only help me attend college where I will earn my degree in Registered Nurse, but it will ultimately allow me to make a positive impact in the lives of others in the future.
Franchesca Perkins
Morgan Sydney Freese
Sponsored by Hornsby Tire Distributors
Dothan, AL

Parents: Todd & Robin Mitchell, Jeff & Heather Freese

As a 2015 graduate of GW Long High School, Morgan plans to attend Troy University majoring in Accounting. Upon graduation with her Masters of Accountancy she plans to complete the requirements of the CPA exam and pursue a career in Public Accounting. “A college education will grant me with the necessary tools to obtain many goals of mine, and I know it will give me confidence to strive toward success in my future.”
Morgan Sydney Freese
Connor McDermott
Sponsored by Mohawk Rubber Sales
Tuscaloosa, AL

Parents: Leonard & Cassandra McDermott

I am currently a second year student at the University of Alabama Culverhouse School Of Commerce. I plan to complete my Bachelors Degree in Accounting in May of 2019. I am minoring in Spanish as well as I have developed my language skills in Spanish since elementary school and have found a passion for the language and culture. My career goals include attaining certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
Connor McDermott
Nathan Jeffrey Freese
Sponsored by Hornsby Tire Distributors
Dothan, AL

Parents: Todd & Robin Mitchell, Jeff & Heather Freese

As a 2015 graduate of GW Long High School, Nathan plans to attend Troy University majoring in Exercise Science. Upon graduation he plans to attend Physical Therapy school and pursue a career in Physical Therapy. “Attending Troy University will benefit me in many ways and have a positive effect on what lies ahead for me as an adult. I will be preparing myself for my future career as well as increasing skills, knowledge, and potential in my desired field of employment.”
Nathan Jeffrey Freese
Hayden Kaylor Freese
Sponsored by Hornsby Tire Distributors
Dothan, AL

Parents: Todd & Robin Mitchell, Jeff & Heather Freese

As a 2015 graduate of GW Long High School, Hayden plans to pursue a Multimedia Journalism major at Troy University in the fall. Upon graduation she plans to seek a career in Broadcasting. “With my degree, I hope to become a strong advocate for education in my community and eventually in my state by serving my peers.”
Hayden Kaylor Freese
Sheldon Blaine Hudson
Sponsored by TCi Tire Centers, LLC
Tuscaloosa, AL

Parents: Ross & Sherrie Hudson

Blaine Hudson is a 2016 honors graduate of Northside High School, where he was a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society and the varsity football team, among other honors. Blaine spends his summers working with mission groups including Big Oak Ranch and Queens, New York Street Mission. He plans to attend the University of Alabama and pursue a degree in Engineering.
Sheldon Blaine Hudson
Daltyn Wood
Sponsored by Wilks Tire & Battery – B & C Tire Co.
Gadsden, AL

Parents: Jeff Wood & Tanya Goodwin

I plan to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville. At UAH I will be able to learn the trades of mechanical engineering. I hope to become part of a work-study program that will ultimately lead to an opportunity to become part of a successful engineering corporation.
Daltyn Wood
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