3 locals study internationally

Published 12:05 am Saturday, August 8, 2015

Three Andalusia High School graduates received full international study scholarships to attend the nine-week University of Cambridge International Summer School in Cambridge, England. The scholarships were provided by the Andalusia High School Scholarship Foundation.

• John David Thompson received the W. Robert and Judith Brown International Study Scholarship. John David is the son of John and Dawn Thompson. He is a sophomore at the University of Alabama majoring in political science and French.

• Anna Beth Bowden received the Murray and Claire Findley International Study Scholarship. Anna Beth is the daughter of Ben and Angela Bowden. She is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University majoring in English

• Catherine Grace Searcy received the Mary Godwin International Study Scholarship. Catherine Grace is the daughter of Eric and Jenny Searcy. She is a junior at Auburn University majoring in communications disorders.

Foundation Scholarship Committee Chair Harvey Donaldson said: “Since 2008, ten Andalusia High School graduates have participated in our Foundation’s international summer study program at universities around the world, from England to China. These international academic and cultural experiences are very important in shaping future personal and professional opportunities for these outstanding Andalusia college students. We also wish to thank Murray and Claire Findley, Mary Godwin, Bob and Judith Brown and others who are providing financial support for our international study scholarships.”

The Foundation was started by the AHS Class of 1948. A requirement of the scholarship is that the scholars document their studies with an essay to be published in The Star-News.