Southeast Gas recently announced the winners of its Community Service Scholarships for 2019. Twenty-one students were recognized for their outstanding commitment to the communities in which they live, and will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to the university, college or technical school of their choice.
This year’s recipients are: Riley Campbell, Greenville High School; Tiffany Campbell, Elba High School; Jacob Catrett, Red Level High School; Logan Caudill, Pike County High School; Brianna Danford, Cottonwood High School; Alison Danzey, Abbeville High School; Seth Donaldson, Opp High School; Paetyn Grantham, Dale County High School; Jillian Hall, Brantley High School; Maya Harlow, Carroll High School; Corinna Jones, Enterprise High School; Madison Keener, Luverne High School; Joanelys Lamberty, Russell County High School; Molly Matthews, Dothan High School; Ryan Mitchell, Straughn High School; Caitlyn Nolin, New Brockton High School; Josh Ruth, Pleasant Home High School; Gracie Scarbrough, Charles Henderson High School; Ben Tew, Headland High School; Sydney Ward, Andalusia High School; and Jacob Watts, Highland Home High School.
The Southeast Gas Community Service Scholarship is a competitive scholarship available to high school seniors who serve their communities with a sincere intent of making the world a better place. This year’s recipients have served in a variety of ways, including the establishment of La Actividad de Impacto (Impact Activity), which provides a community medical clinic and food distribution to meet the needs of the local Hispanic community; mentoring and tutoring peers as well as elementary age students; coaching youth sports; relief efforts for storm-ravaged schools and much more.
“We established the Community Service Scholarship five years ago, as an extension of the impact our employees were already making in the 35 communities served by Southeast Gas,” says Southeast Gas President and CEO Greg Henderson. “Our company was founded to support and promote growth, success and serve our owner cities, so it is a natural fit for us to reward students who are doing the same things,” he says. “Service is at the heart of who we are as a company, and now we’re able to help students who also see the benefits of giving back.”
The Community Service Scholarship program is part of an overall commitment by Southeast Gas to serve area schools through its Give Back to Schools initiative. Over the past ten years, Southeast Gas has returned more than $1,000,000 to public schools in the company’s service delivery area through Give Back to Schools dollars and the company’s Community Service Scholarship program.
In addition to the direct financial support Southeast Gas has provided to these schools, Southeast Gas volunteers have spent hundreds of hours working to improve many of the campuses through construction assistance, landscaping, painting, gas appliance maintenance, light carpentry, tutoring, mentoring and many other activities.
Southeast Gas provides natural gas service to 35 communities throughout Southeast Alabama, and is owned by 14 cities – Abbeville, Andalusia, Brundidge, Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, Eufaula, Fort Deposit, Greenville, Headland, Luverne, Opp, Ozark and Troy.