Two deserving Hoover students were awarded The Vadie Honea Scholarships by Hoover Historical Society. The awards were funded by Henry King of King Acura and Carlo and Dianne Joseph.
Lizbeth A. Juares Espinosa, Hoover High School graduate, was awarded the scholarship to be used toward her studies at the University of Montevallo. Lizbeth's award winning essay about a person or event in American History that impacted her life was about the struggles of Vivian Malone Jones as she attempted to earn her college education.
Jackson S. Cotney, Spain Park High School graduate, was awarded the scholarship to be used toward his studies at the United States Naval Academy. Jackson's essay about a person or event in American History that impacted his life was about the Battle of Normandy and its being the decisive battle of World War II. Jackson is the son of Scott and Jennifer Cotney.
Criterion for the scholarship includes academic excellence, community service, and an essay on an historical topic reviewed by the HHS Scholarship Committee.