O’Neal, Albritton receive scholarships

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pleasant Home’s Josh O’Neal and Andalusia’s Hunter Albritton — Bryant-Jordan region award winners — were among those recognized at the state banquet in Birmingham on Monday night.

O’Neal won in the academic portion of the award, and Albritton won in the achievement category.

O’Neal played football and basketball at PHS, and is involved in several clubs and leadership activities at the school. He is the president of the student council; and the vice president of the Future Community and Career Leaders of America; and is involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, to name a few.

Albritton’s achievement award because she still plays tennis, despite severe seizures. Her school involvement includes being the secretary of Key Club; a Sergeant in Arms with Key Club; president of Usher Club and a section leader in the band. She also is a member of the band, Peer Helpers Group, Literacy Club, Usher Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Spanish Club and the yearbook staff.

Albritton plays tennis and has a 4.16 weighted grade point average and ranks in the top 10 in her class.

There were among 96 scholarship recipients who each received a $2,500 college grant in the latest edition of a statewide program that has shared more than $8 million in scholarship monies across more than 2,400 alumni from every corner of Alabama since 1986.