Hoover Chamber awards $21,000 in scholarships

The Hoover Chamber of Commerce awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 13 students at a May 21 luncheon. (Contributed)

The Hoover Chamber of Commerce awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 13 students at a May 21 luncheon. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER—The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2015-2016 Lila Parks Scholarships to 13 students, totaling $21,000, during the May 21 Chamber Luncheon.

The scholarships are restricted to public four-year colleges and universities located within the state of Alabama. Students applying can be from any of the area schools, including all public and private schools, but must be a Hoover resident, or at least one parent must be employed by the City of Hoover or a Hoover Chamber member.

Students can reapply in successive years for the scholarships offered by the Hoover Chamber.

Scholarship winners for the 2015-2016 school year included one student from Helena High School, one from Thompson High School in Alabaster, eight students from Hoover High School and three from Spain Park High School.

Helena High School’s recipient, Danielle Haynes, will attend the University of South Alabama and study to become a physician’s assistant.

Thompson High School’s recipient, Sarah Singleterry, is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Troy University and has a 4.0 GPA.

Hoover High School recipients included 2013 graduate Anastasiya Naydonova, 2012 graduate Benjamin Hartmann and 2015 graduates Joshua Fullenwider, Nina Mascia, Jasmine Fenderson, Kierra Parker and Caroline Patterson.

Naydonova is an international studies major at the University of Alabama and has a 3.49 GPA. Hartmann is a business student at the University of Alabama with a 3.42 GPA. Fullenwider will attend Auburn University and study medicine. Mascia will go to the University of Montevallo to study elementary education. Kierra Parker will attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and plans to major in business management. Patterson will study nursing at the University of Alabama.

Spain Park High School recipients included 2015 graduates Daniel Engel, Katelynn Hagerla and Elana Ritchey. Engel will attend Auburn University to study nursing. Hagerla will attend the University of Montevallo and plans to major in early childhood education. Ritchey will study public relations at the University of Alabama.