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Four area students receive $2,500 in scholarships

LANETT — Four high school seniors whose families are Lanett utility users have each been awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, or AMEA. Lanett is one of 11 member cities in the AMEA. The others include LaFayette, Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.

Each year the AMEA awards scholarships to four of the top graduating seniors in each city served by an AMEA member electric utility. Since 1992, the AMEA has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to students from the state who attend a four-year college/university, community college and/or vocational/trade school within the state.

This year’s Lanett recipients are Lanett High senior Camryn Denise Goss, Opelika High senior Peter Aaron Kambeitz and Springwood seniors Karilyn Kelly Sims and Harrison Hurst Spivey.

Goss plans to attend the University of Alabama and to study pre-law. She has been president of the student council, president of the FBLA chapter, class president, a Beta Club member, homecoming court representative, yearbook staff member and co-captain of the volleyball team.

Kambeitz plans to attend Auburn University and to major in aviation. At Opelika High, he has been a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. He has served as president of the Spanish Honor Society and the Spanish Club. He has also served as secretary of the senior class and vice president of FBLA.

Sims plans to attend Auburn and to major in pre-medicine. She has been a member of the Springwood varsity girls’ basketball team, the Student Government Association and Spanish Club. Her community service includes volunteering for EAMC-Lanier Hospital, serving as recreation leader at the annual Kid Fest at Spring Road Christian Church.

Spivey plans to attend Auburn and to major in pre-medicine. Spivey has been on the Headmaster’s List at Springwood, while being a member of the school’s football, baseball and track and field teams. He also has been a member of the Spanish Club, a member of the Scholars’ Bowl team and the Vex Robotics team. Spivey is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has served on the school’s Fall Festival Committee, Prom Committee and Veterans’ Day Program Committee.

His community service includes working on the mock disaster drill at EAMC-Lanier Hospital, Wildcat Workday, dragging the chain at JV football games and working the scoreboard for JV baseball games.