July 2011| Alabama Living
This summer college bound high school graduates are preparing for the fall semester as they attend freshmen orientations and register for classes.
Sydney Schultz of Jackson High School has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will aid Sydney as she attends Auburn University this fall as a freshman in college with the anticipated major in Aerospace Engineering.
Sydney has been very involved in her school, church and the Jackson Community. At her school, she has served as President and Vice President of Student Government, Vice President of the National Honor Society, Peer Tutor, Physics and Spanish Club Member, Aggie Singers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of Interact.
Proof of being an A-Honor Roll student, Sydney graduated from Jackson High School with a 4.25 GPA. Throughout her high school years, Sydney received many honors including highest averages for 2010 in Pre-Calculus and Entrepreneurship. In 2010, she competed in the Clarke County Junior Miss Program and received the Scholastic Award for her outstanding academic achievements at Jackson High School. Sydney was also recognized from 2008-2011 as a member of the National Guard Youth Leadership Team.
Sydney knows grades are important but still finds the time to volunteer with the Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International Mission Trip Team, the Jackson Health Care Facility and visits with the sick and homebound citizens in her community. She also volunteered as a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, Operations Christmas Child, and has participated in the St. Stephens Historical Dig.
Sydney is the daughter of Thomas and Dana Schultz of Jackson. The Electric Cooperative Foundation, Inc. was created by electric cooperatives of Alabama in 1997. Their mission is to give back to the communities they serve by providing scholarships for qualifying high school seniors. This scholarship committee looks for well-rounded students in each rural electric cooperative. More than 40 applications were received from Clarke-Washington EMC’s service area this year.
Clarke-Washington EMC congratulates Sydney on graduating from Jackson High School and wishes her the best as she begins her collegiate career at Auburn University.