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Alcovy High Schools Class of 2009 offered more than $2 million in scholarships
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To date, 50 out of approximately 300 seniors have been offered 69 scholarships totaling $2,148,543. A total of 18 different colleges and universities from nine states contributed to this year’s class total. Presently, they have accepted $1,978,343 of that amount. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, athletic, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 31 local scholarships donated through 21 different organizations totaling over $32,000.


Students who were offered three or more scholarships include: Tequilla Gray, Kimberly Rary and Mary Wright.


Russell Oliveri had the highest scholarship total with over $150,000 in scholarship offers. He plans to enroll in either St. Mary’s University or Southern Polytechnic University in the fall. Mary Wright, Alcovy High’s salutatorian, had the second highest scholarship total with over $82,000 in offers. This includes a full tuition scholarship to the University of Alabama, where she plans to enroll this fall. Tequilla Gray also received $82,000 in scholarship offers. She plans to attend Wesleyan College. Kimbery Rary is Alcovy High School’s Class of 2009 valedictorian and STAR student. She received five local scholarships and plans to attend the University of Georgia, where she has been accepted into the Honors Program.


These outstanding seniors, along with many others, were honored Thursday, May 7, at Alcovy High School’s Honors Night program.


The following is a list of student scholarships that were accepted.


Ashley Alvarez: Covington Pilot Club and William Manson Miller

Leslie Armistead: Stanley & Nancy Jones Memorial

Raegan Barton: Women’s Council of Realtors, Metro East Chapter

Gabrielle Belcher: Army

Larry Bowers: Marines

Nicholas Cavender: National Guard and Georgia Military College

Brandy Cole: Rotary Academic

Christopher Conner: Marines

Paige Dillard: National Guard and Georgia Military College

Macy Dowdy: NMC Health Careers

Elisabeth Duke: NMC Health Careers

Henryetta East: Covington Pilot Club and East Metro Christian Writers Club

Julian Gardner: Mississippi State University

Kayla Garrison: Georgia Southwestern State University

Tequilla Gray: Wesleyan College – Academic Scholarship and Wesleyan College – Merit Scholarship

Patrick Gray: Army

Matthew Gunnels: University of the Cumberlands

Sherry Hall: Jackson Lake Homeowners and NMC Health Careers

Ashley Holliday: Otis Spillers Rotary Vocational

Chakira Hollingsworth: Susan White Memorial

Malaceo Ivey: Southern Heartland Arts, Inc.

Robert Jones: Stanley & Nancy Jones Memorial and Better Business Bureau

Verlinda King: Agnes Scott College

Lonniel King: Marines

Sunni Lee: Georgia Southern University

Brenique Lewis: Covington Junior Women’s Club

Melissa Mantecon: Mercer University

Alissa Marsh: Shorter College

Bryan Mathis: Maxx Computers

Joel McKibben: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Jawan McWhorter: Army

Seth Naquin: Navy

Russell Oliveri: St. Mary’s University and NSA

Malachai Outlaw: Apprentice School

Ebony Patrick: SSEME All Around Student

Kristina Poku: Johnson & Wales University

Eric Prendergast: Chase Cain Memorial and SSEMC JE Robinson

Kimberly Rary: Georgia Elks Northeast, Edgar Wood Memorial, Newton County Homebuilders, Kiwanis Club and SSEMC JE Robinson

Angelique Roland: Tennessee Wesleyan College

Audrey Slutsky: IT Research/Georgia Tech

Robert Snipes: American Legion Auxiliary and Kiwanis Club

Joshua Stewart: William Manson Miller

David Terry: Marines

Brandon Thomas: Morehouse College

Marcus Thomas: East Metro Board of Realtors

Torrieana Triplett: Agnes Scott College

Jessica Uzzo: Mercer University

Sedric Williams: Reinhardt College

Altoine Wilson: Tusculum College

Mary Wright: University of Alabama – President’s Scholarship, SSEMC JE Robinson and University of Alabama – Alumni Scholar