Event: Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host the 2021 Shoals Student of the Year Banquet in the form of a drive-through ceremony Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. on the Shoals campus.

Who: The ceremony will feature nominees from 17 high schools in Colbert and Lauderdale County. Nominees will hear brief remarks from Shoals Scholar Dollars Executive Director, Dr. Randy Pettus, Shoals Scholar Dollars Executive Board Chairman Mark Keech, NWSCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, University of North Alabama (UNA) President Dr. Ken Kitts, 2020 Shoals Student of the Year Koby Flippo, and Master of Ceremonies Dr. Eric Kirkman. Nominees include (photos of each student are available at http://www.shoalsscholardollars.com/2021-student-of-the-year-1-1):

  1. Philip Cole England – Brooks High School
  2. Joshua Garret Statom – Central High School
  3. Kyla Grace Dean – Cherokee High School
  4. Mattison Elizabeth Gargis – Colbert County High School
  5. Bobby Ray Holt – Colbert Heights High School
  6. Danille Nicole Lathrop – Covenant Christian High School
  7. Hannah Eliza White – Deshler High School
  8. Aurelia Macara Bridges – Florence High School
  9. Keaton Elizabeth Parker – Lauderdale County High School
  10. Madeline Anslee Williams – Lexington High School
  11. Madison Riley Howton – Mars Hill High School
  12. Connor Eli Reed – Muscle Shoals High School
  13. Laci Diane Olive – Rogers High School
  14. Emma Katherine Stutts – Sheffield High School
  15. Presleigh Rose Lowery – Shoals Christian High School
  16. Emma Elizabeth Cooper – Waterloo High School
  17. Presleigh Kate Thompson – Wilson High School

What: The Shoals Student of the Year Banquet recognizes the top student in the Shoals area as voted on by a panel of judges. Also, it is an annual fundraiser for the Shoals Scholar Dollars Scholarship Foundation. The Shoals Scholar Dollars was formed in 2011 by the Florence and Greater Shoals Rotary Clubs with the purpose of providing every student in the Shoals the opportunity to continue education beyond high school at NWSCC and then UNA. Following the remarks and recognition of the 2021 nominees, the 2021 Shoals Student of the Year will be named and awarded a two-year scholarship to NWSCC followed by a two-year scholarship to UNA and various other prizes.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021; 6:00 p.m.

Where: Building 120 Parking lot, NWSCC Shoals campus; 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661