Walker College Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Special to the Eagle
Posted 6/27/20

Some recent high school graduates will be attending Bevill State Community College this fall thanks to scholarships from the Walker College Foundation. The following is the second of three lists of 2020-21 scholarship recipients, along with some academic and athletic highlights from their high school careers.

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Walker College Foundation announces scholarship recipients

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Some recent high school graduates will be attending Bevill State Community College this fall thanks to scholarships from the Walker College Foundation. The following is the second of three lists of 2020-21 scholarship recipients, along with some academic and athletic highlights from their high school careers.

Jeffrey “Alex” Atkins, the son of Jeff and Amy Atkins of Carbon Hill, has been awarded the WCF William S. Thornton full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Alex is a graduate of Carbon Hill High School where he participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), National Beta Club, Key Club, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), the Carbon Hill Student Leadership Team, National Honor Society, and varsity football, baseball, and basketball. He was a member of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassador Program and was also chosen as a Boys State Representative. Alex was recognized for numerous athletic awards during his high school career including ASWA 1st and 2nd Team All-State, Daily Mountain Eagle’s Top 5 and Outstanding Player of the Year, Carbon Hill Football Team Captain, Scholar Athlete and Outstanding Player of the Year, and Blue-Grey All American. Alex plans to pursue a career in physical therapy with future plans to help those who have been injured work their way back to a healthy physical state.

Anna Reese Woodley, the daughter of Eric and Holly Woodley of Curry, has been awarded the WCF EBSCO Industries full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Anna is a graduate of Curry High School where she participated in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), National Beta Club (Vice-President), varsity basketball, varsity volleyball, Student Government Association (SGA), Peer Leaders, Anchor Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). She earned a spot in the National Honor Society (President) and was selected as a Hoby Leadership Conference Representative. Her honors and awards include a CPR Certification, JV Basketball County Tournament All-County Player, Walker County Basketball Tournament Runner-Up, Area Basketball Tournament Runner-Up, and Walker County Volleyball Tournament Runner-up. Anna also volunteers with several organizations and helped with the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, the Tri-County Christmas Party for the Disabled, and the Pumpkin Patch. She donated to the Uganda School for Girls and made birthday cards and blankets for children in foster care. Anna plans to pursue a career in elementary education.

Cannon Taylor, the son of Carla and Gregory Taylor of Parrish, has been awarded the WCF EBSCO Industries full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Cannon is a graduate of Oakman High School where he participated in Basketball, Cross-Country, Baseball, National Beta Club (vice-president), Student Government Association (SGA) (vice-president), Science Club, Spanish Club (president), and on the Archery Team. As an Oakman student, Cannon was chosen as a Hoby Leadership Conference Representative and received the President’s Award. His community service includes singing for a nursing home, cleaning up Oakman High School, and volunteering with Walker Baptist Medical Center. Cannon plans to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. 

Carson Calvert, the son of Shannon and Derinda Calvert of Jasper, has been awarded the WCF EBSCO Industries full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Carson is a graduate of Curry High School where he participated in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and National Beta Club. His honors include Student of the Month, A-Honor Roll, and National Honor Society. He holds a Work Keys Platinum Certificate. Carson volunteers with the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Food Bank. He plans to pursue a career as a pharmacist.

Carson Daughdrill, the son of Erin Daughdrill of Jasper, has been awarded the WCF Jasper High School full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Carson is a graduate of Jasper High School. While in high school he participated in National Beta Club, Key Club, Agape Club, and was on the indoor and outdoor track teams. He was awarded 2nd place in the Indoor Track Team Area Championship. Carson volunteers for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, has participated in several FUMC U. S. mission trips, and volunteers with Jasper High School to help out at local nursing homes and elementary schools. Carson plans to pursue a career in business and marketing.

Chloe Padgett, the daughter of Dana & Scott Padgett of Jasper, has been awarded the WCF E. A. Larry Drummond full-tuition scholarship to Bevill State-Walker College Campus. Chloe is a graduate of Jasper High School where she participated in the National Beta Club, Gardening Club, and Jasper Viking Band. She received the 2019 Trifecta Award and was a 2019 Student of the Quarter nominee. She has volunteered with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Chloe looks forward to giving back to the community that has helped her through hard times and plans to pursue a career in nursing.