Scholarship competition includes Bible Jeopardy, new car

Published 1:22 am Thursday, February 8, 2018

There will be a contest in the summer of 2018 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Pauline “Teena” Cooper/Minnie Shakespeare Scholarship Award and Travelganza.

This scholarship assists students in achieving their educational goals and provides leadership and guidance throughout their academic endeavors.

This 2018, 10th year anniversary of the scholarship, will be celebrated with a Bible Jeopardy. Any college-bound, 12th grade student can participate.

All the questions will be taken from the King James version of the Holy Bible and will consist of questions from the following books: Genesis, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The winners will receive:

1st Prize – A new car

2nd Prize – A trip to Africa

3rd Prize — $5,000 cash

The scholarship started in 2007 when the horrific tornado destroyed Enterprise High School and killed eight students.

It was created to honor Andalusia High School Principal Dr. Daniel Shakespeare and his mother, Mrs. Minnie Shakespeare.

The benefactors for the scholarship are Pauline “Teena” Cooper, Minnie Shakespeare’s sister, and Willie C. Wilson, formerly of Red Level.

Cooper said she was watching coverage of the 2007 tornadoes when she thought, “What can I do as a private citizen to brighten the lives of these traumatized students.” From there, the idea was born.

Cooper graduated from Covington County Training School in Andalusia and earned a nursing degree from Los Angeles Southwest Colelge. She later earned other degrees from East Los Angeles College, California State University, and ULA. She worked with the County of Los Angeles for 29.5 years as a medical records supervisor, director of medical records and mental health counselor.

The Bible Jeopardy will take place in Andalusia during the summer of 2018, she said. A date has not been set.

Applications, which are available here, should be mailed to:

Pauline “Teena” Cooper

5038 58th Place

Los Angeles, Ca 90056