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2015 Vadie Honea Scholarship Winners

Spain Park’s Lauren McCabe and Hoover High's Kevin Wu

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015
by Deborah Burtnett

Each year our Society awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at both of Hoover’s high schools. The scholarship honors HHS founder, Vadie Honea. Funding this year came from memorials for Barbara Lyons and a donation from Carlo and Dianne Joseph.

Spain Park’s Lauren McCabe wrote about women’s struggle for the right to vote, bringing it home with the ratification in 1953 of the 19th Amendment by our state and the Civil Rights Act of just 60 years ago. Lauren is enrolled at Auburn.

Lauren McCabe
Spain Park 


Kevin Wu of Hoover High wrote about Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black who hailed from Alabama and “defied his past to leave a legacy of civil libertarianism.” Kevin is enrolled at Columbia.

Kevin Wu
Hoover High 

Criterion for the scholarship includes academic excellence, community service, and an essay on an historical topic reviewed by the HHS Scholarship Committee.

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