Chemical Lime gives local scholarships

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Chemical Lime Company, has announced the recipients of the &8220;Chemical Lime Company &045; Tom Chambers Scholarship&8221; awards for 2007.

The scholarship is named in honor of Tom Chambers, founder and former chief executive officer of Chemical Lime Company.

The college scholarships are awarded annually to selected graduating high school seniors who attend schools near a Chemical Lime manufacturing location.

The scholarships may be awarded for eight semesters, $1,000 per semester, provided the recipient maintains at least a C-plus average and takes a minimum of 12 hours each semester.

The 2007 recipients are graduating seniors Marcus Antonio Nunn, West Blocton High School; Erica Brooke Lee, Calera High School; and Christina Allen, Montevallo High School.

A broad committee of Alabama-based Chemical Lime employees selected Nunn, Lee and Allen for the awards based upon financial need, moral integrity, involvement in outside activities, work ethic and articulated career goals.

Lee graduated from Calera High School with a 3.80 grade point average. She was involved in school activities including vice president of the National Honor Society, choir, All-State Choir and the Student Government Association and serving as 11th and ninth grade representative.

She plans to attend Samford University this fall where she will major in nursing.

Allen is a senior at Montevallo High School and after graduation plans on attending Jefferson State Junior College where she will study to be a registered nurse.

After completing Jefferson State, she plans on attending graduate school to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

At Montevallo High School she was involved in Future Business Leaders of America, the Math Team, Key Club, Student Council, Theatre Arts, volleyball and softball