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Trussville Rotary names 4 scholarship recipients

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has announced its scholarship recipients for this year.

Most of the scholarships are renewable for up to four years if the student remains in good standing, making the scholarships valued at up to $12,500. The scholarship recipients were recognized at recent club meetings.

William Garrett
photo by Diane Poole

William Garrett graduated from Restoration Academy. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Junction Team (Math Award). He was named the “Over the Mountain Academic Player of the Week” and was on the Honor Roll. He’s been involved with Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs and helped out at a women’s center and help with cleaning Turkey Creek. Heplans to study accounting.

Anabeth Friday
photo by Diane Poole

Anabeth Friday was captain of the color guard at Hewitt-Trussville High School, secretary of the Student Council Association and was a member of the leadership team. She was named to Who’s Who, the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society. She was involved with the service team at Faith Community Fellowship, Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry, Special Olympics and Jessie’s Place. She will attend the University of Alabama this fall to study communications and broadcast journalism.

Rotary Scholarship Chair Jimmy Burns, left, with Abby Osborne
photo by Diane Poole

Abby Osborne was named ABC 33/40 and America’s First Credit Union’s “First Class Student,” was voted “Best All Around” in her class, was published in Literary Magazine 2013, and received the sophomore history student award and freshman Principal’s Choice Award. She’s an active youth member at First United Methodist Church and was named a church council youth representative for 2013-2014. A Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, Osborne will attend Auburn University in the fall.

Jessica Lyster
photo by Diane Poole

Jessica Lyster was inducted into the National Honor Society and was nominated to represent her school at Girls’ State. She volunteered with the Trussville Girls’ Softball Association, at Jessie’s Place, delivered pumpkins to and sang carols at Golden Living Center, and helped with tornado cleanup. Also a Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, Lyster will attend Mississippi State University in the fall to study to become an athletic trainer.

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