Alpha Xi awards five students with scholarships


On May 11, 17 members and two guests met for the Alpha Xi May meeting of Alpha Delta Kappa at the Rainbow City Community Church. 

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. 

President Theresa Cartee called the meeting to order and Sammye Hill gave the thought for the day and blessed the food.

Following the meal, Theresa Cartee Introduced the guest for the evening: Georgia McCain, Candidate Qualification Chairman, for Alpha Delta Kappa. Georgia is from the Mobile area and is very active throughout the Alpha Delta Kappa organization. Her passion is quilting. She brought several examples of her work and gave instructions on how to begin a quilt. She provided the supplies and directions and everyone sewed the beginnings of a quilt square. Georgia will complete the quilt for Alpha Xi and return it to be used as a fundraiser for the annual scholarship fund.

Following the program, President-elect Kathy Russell gave a fraternity education handout highlighting Alpha Delta Kappa facts. Among these facts sisters learned the next Fun Day will be held on June 9. Other need-to-know facts were presented on the handout.

Two Golden Sisters were awarded certificates for the service to Alpha Delta Kappa. Thelma Edgar has served 58 years and Shelby Hawkins 50 years.

Sammye Hill, scholarship chair, made a motion, seconded and passed for Alpha Xi to award $300 scholarships to the following students.

Hope Bishop is graduating from Glencoe High School. She plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in mechanical engineering. She is Alabama’s state girls’ golf champion and a Bryant-Jordan Scholarship recipient. Alpha Xi member Marie Luttrell is her grandmother. Hope was recommended by Marie Luttrell and Sammye Hill.

Tanner Kennedy is graduating from Westbrook Christian School. He plans to attend JSU and major in either engineering or forestry. He was recommended by Pat Edwards and Katie Sewell.

Marquinza Leonard is graduating from Etowah High School. She wants to attend Lawson State Community College and major in psychology. She was recommended by Theresa Cartee.

Blake Noah graduated from Southside High School and has just completed his first year at JSU. He plans to transfer to UAH and major in civil engineering. He was recommended by his Alpha Xi mother and grandmother, Donna Noah and Janice Nabors and Katie Sewell.

Brack Shields is graduating from Hokes Bluff High School. He wants to attend JSU and major in secondary education. He was recommended by Pat Edwards and Sammye Hill. 

Each of the recipients will be awarded a certificate and a letter of congratulations from Alpha Xi at his/her senior awards program. They will also be invited to the September meeting when the checks will be given, or, if they are unable to attend, the checks will be mailed after the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. with the singing of “The Lamp of Alpha Delta Kappa.”

Submitted by Carolyn Lee.

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