Southeast Gas recently announced the Community Service Scholarship recipients for 2021. Twenty-four students were recognized for their outstanding commitment to serving others, and will receive a $1,500 scholarship to the university, college or technical school of their choice.
This year’s recipients are: Joshua Coxson, Abbeville High School; Ella Kate Nichols, Andalusia High School; London Boney, Ashford High School; Elleigh Layton, Brantley High School; Ally-Ana Outlaw, Carroll High School; Mary Shaver, Charles Henderson High School; Shelbie Chambers, Cottonwood High School; Yi Liu, Dale County High School; Shakyra Pollard, Daleville High School; Gillian Bailey, Dothan High School; Michaela Moseley, Elba High School; Madilyn Webb, Enterprise High School; George Cochran, Eufaula High School; Jordan Neese, Greenville High School; Anna Fischer, Headland High School; Diarius Crenshaw, Highland Home High School; William Davis, Luverne High School; Suzie Strickland, New Brockton High School; Kalli Grace Turman, Opp High School; Abigail Brooks, Pike County High School; Elisabeth Worley, Pleasant Home High School; Whit Woods, Rehobeth High School; Katelyn Griggs, Red Level High School; and Grace Philpott, Straughn 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 served in a variety of ways, including collecting and providing care packages for children with cancer, using their musical talents to encourage residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and providing cleanup after devastating storms.
“Our communities matter, and this year’s Southeast Gas Community Service Scholarship recipients understand that,” says Southeast Gas President and CEO Greg Henderson. “These students exemplify our vision at Southeast Gas” 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 12 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 provides to these schools, Southeast Gas volunteers also spend time 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 36 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.