Event: Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host the 2020 Shoals Student of the Year Banquet in the form of a drive-through ceremony Monday, June 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. on the Shoals campus.

Who: The ceremony will feature nominees from 16 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, and Master of Ceremonies Dr. Eric Kirkman. Nominees include (photos of each student are available at http://www.shoalsscholardollars.com/2020-student-of-the-year-1):

  • Yanet Padron Soto – Cherokee High School

  • Jesse Zane Turner – Sheffield High School

  • Kaylee Malynn Willingham – Colbert Heights High School

  • Caroline Elizabeth Turner – Shoals Christian High School

  • Evan Clay Sims – Florence High School

  • Nolan Isaac Stracener – Colbert County High School

  • Koby Lee Flippo – Wilson High School

  • Abigal Montana Traffanstedt – Lexington High School

  • Macy Elizabeth Montgomery – Brooks High School

  • Alexandria Marie King – Muscle Shoals High School

  • Danny Trey Bishop McWilliams III – Deshler High School

  • Clara Grace Barrier – Mars Hill High School

  • Briley Brooke Black – Covenant Christian High School

  • Brandi Grace Beavers – Rogers High School

  • Torri Michelle McFall – Waterloo High School

  • Emily Ann West – Central 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 2020 nominees, the 2020 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: Monday, June 15, 2020; 6:30 p.m.

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

About Northwest Shoals Community College:
Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.