CCKC awards $5,000 in scholarships!

This year we had over 40 applicants for the Capital City Kiwanis Foundation and Club Scholarships.  After reviewing the applications our panel members interviewed 15 of the finalists.  The panel was amazed by the academic and service records of the students interviewed.  These students are exceptional and made the decision process very challenging! 

Despite the difficult task, the Scholarship Committee has selected the recipients for this year’s scholarships.

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The Henry McNeill Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Caleb Joel Griffin from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Throughout his high school career, he finished with a GPA of 4.12. He scored a 27 on his ACT. Caleb is an ambitious and good-natured young man who is not afraid of hard work. His passion in life is photography where he plans to pursue an art oriented career path in hopes of one day launching a multimedia design company. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. He is the son of Pam and James Griffin. This fall, Caleb will attend the University of Southern California and study design/photography and minor in marketing or communications.  


(Mr. Griffin along with his parents and Mr. and Mrs. Randy McNeill)

The Junius Smith/Phillip Poundstone Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Steven A Higgins from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School. Throughout his high school career, he finished with a GPA of 4.357. He scored a 34 on his ACT. He is a determined young man who wants to use his passion for public service. Holding public office has been a dream of his since the seventh grade. Steven has been involved in the Alabama Youth in Government Program, and this year will be his sixth Youth Legislature Conference. This year, he became the Youth Mayor for the City Council. He is the son of Tony and Lynn Higgins. This fall, Steven will attend the University Of Notre Dame and study in Math, Science, History, Government and Economics.

(Mr. Higgins and his parents with Club Members Sam Adams and John McFarlin)

The Charles M. Read Merit Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Grant Charles Prater from LAMP High School.  Grant is a motivated and gifted young man with a compassionate heart.  Throughout his high school career, he finished with a GPA of 4.22. He scored a 36 on his ACT and 2400 on his SAT. He achieved Eagle Scout his junior year. He was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Merit Finalist and National Latin Honor Society. His hard work, determination and drive to succeed is apparent.  He is the son of John and Tracy Prater.  This fall he will study Electric Engineer & Computer Science at MIT.     

(Mr. Prater and his parents with Club Members Sam Adams and John McFarlin)

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