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Shoals Scholar Dollars Student of the Year

9th Annual Shoals Scholar Dollars Student of the Year Awards


Holding a virtual event on June 15, 2020, Dr. Randy Pettus, Executive Director of Shoals Scholar Dollars, and other agency executives welcomed students, families, and school administrators onto the campus of Northwest Shoals Community College for the “parking lot” celebration.


Administrators from Lauderdale County schools included the principals from each of our high schools and superintendent, Mr. Jon Hatton.


Words like, “servant,” teacher,” “leader,” “responsibility,” “dependability,” “initiative,” and many more, were used to describe these young scholars, 16 in all, representing the hard work and diligence each has shown in their schools. Emcee for the evening, Dr. Eric Kirkman, said, “Each of these young students has demonstrated excellence in their schools and communities.”


Knowing the impact each has had, “You are a key part of your school’s success. Schools shape your lives into what they are now and what your future will be,” continued Dr. Kirkman.


We are proud of our students and honor them as they receive this recognition for their outstanding contributions as individuals and as part of each of their school student body—leaders all.


2020 Student of the Year: Koby Lee Flippo, Wilson High School. As Student of the Year, Koby receives a 2-Year Tuition Free Scholarship to Northwest Shoals Community College, a 2-Year Paid Tuition Scholarship to the University of North Alabama, $1,000 cash award, guest stay at the Shoals Marriott and meal(s) at 360 Grille, $25 gift card to Ricatonia's, and a special gift bag.


Also representing their schools and LCSS:


1.       Macy Elizabeth Montgomery—Brooks High School

2.       Emily Ann West—Central High School

3.       Abby (Abigail) Traffanstedt—Lexington High School

4.       Torri McFall—Waterloo High School

5.       Bradi Beavers—Rogers High School


Superintendent, Jon Hatton, says, "We are exceptionally proud of these six young students who have made a particular mark on their schools and our district. We wish them well as they continue their education and career plans. We know they will be successes and will continue to serve others around them."