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$8K goes to RHS’ Lauren Sturdivant

School Superintendents of Alabama and Curriculum Associates, the scholarship program sponsor, have announced the high school graduating seniors who are recipients of $8,000 in SSA Student Scholarships – and among their ranks are a Russellville High School senior.

RHS’ Lauren Sturdivant is one of eight students from across the state selected to receive an SSA/Curriculum Associates Student Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who intend to pursue a degree in education from one of Alabama’s public colleges or universities.

Sturdivant plans to attend The University of North Alabama following graduation in May.

Students recipients were selected by the superintendents who were chosen as district finalists for the SSA/Schneider Electric Superintendent of the Year Award, which included Russellville City Schools Superintendent Heath Grimes.

“One of SSA’s top priorities is to promote high quality public education throughout our state. This has become even more critical as we face a teacher shortage crisis not only in Alabama, but across our nation,” explained Ryan Hollingsworth, SSA executive director. “It is our hope and belief that these scholarships will aid in the process of rebuilding our workforce by assisting these qualified students and educational leaders in achieving their career goals. These recipients have demonstrated a commitment to quality in our schools, and we are proud to be able to assist them as they pursue their degrees.

“Together with our partner, Curriculum Associates, we congratulate each scholarship winner.”