Southern Crescent Technical College

Two Butts County residents have been awarded the Southern Crescent Technical College Bill Walden Memorial Textbook Scholarship.

Norma Cline is studying business technology at Southern Crescent Tech. Joey Pyles is studying electrical systems technology.

The $300 textbook scholarship was established in memory of former SCTC business management instructor Bill Walden for his commitment and contributions to the college. The SCTC Foundation awarded 23 of the $300 scholarships for a total of $6,900.

Cline and Pyles are also recipients of the John Bradley Memorial Toolbox Scholarship, a $250 award for the purchase of program-required tools, uniforms, equipment and supplies.

It was established in memory of John Bradley, a former automotive collision and repair instructor at the college who died of cancer in 2006. The SCTC Foundation awarded 17 of the $250 scholarships for a total of $4,250.

Cline has also been awarded the Lespedeza Fund Scholarship, honoring the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson. The $1,000 tuition, textbook and toolbox need-based scholarship is awarded to first-generation students, defined as student whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a degree or any education beyond high school.

The SCTC Foundation awarded six of the $1,000 scholarships.

Pyles also received one of two Southern Contractors Association Tuition, Textbook and Toolbox Scholarships for $250. The scholarship is awarded to students in the technical and industrial programs.

Two Butts County residents studying culinary arts were awarded the SCTC Culinary Arts Advisory Committee Tuition, Textbook and Toolbox Scholarship. April Montgomery and Roslyn Johnson were each awarded $250.