Media release: Two recent Coosa High School graduates have received $1,000 scholarships presented by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League.
The Sam and Mae Byrd Scholarship went to Mariah (Cheyenne) Lambert, daughter of Charles and Donna Lambert. The Detachment Scholarship was awarded to Allison Stanley, daughter of Felicia and Larry Stanley Jr.
Lambert, granddaughter of League member John Enwisle and the late Janice Enwisle, graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, earning the highest class averages in Spanish, algebra and physics. She was elected class president her sophomore, junior and senior years, was a member of the Coosa Senate and was inducted into the National Honor Society and Beta Club. She played varsity tennis, was an Eagles cheerleader, made several mission trips, volunteered at the Bagwell Food Pantry and works as a life guard at the Cave Spring pool. She has enrolled at the University of Georgia and plans to major in mathematics.
Stanley is the granddaughter of Carolyn and the late Marine Larry Stanley. She graduated 10th in her class of 155, with a 3.965 grade point average. She was named to the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Coosa. She simultaneously attended Georgia Highlands College and received presidential honors from both institutions. She was drum major for the Eagles Marching Band for two years and was in the color guard for three years. She tutored elementary school students and was in charge of the Operation Christmas Child program at Beech Creek Methodist Church. Chosen for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar as a sophomore she was invited to Jacksonville State’s Emerging Leaders Day and plans to enroll there to major in biology.
“We received numerous outstanding applications for the scholarships and the outside judges were very thorough in their evaluations. It was a tough job,” said Troy Bolt, League senior vice commandant and scholarship program chairman. “All those who applied should be proud of the successes they achieved in high school.”