Ala. – The Anniston City
Schools Foundation, Inc., will host its Second Annual High Tea Scholarship
Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 4 p.m. at the Anniston Country
Club. Tickets are $50. Proceeds from the event will be used to
provide scholarships for Anniston
High School graduates.
With food provided by the Anniston Country Club, the event will feature a
fashion show, jewelry sale and table-setting contest. Beth Rogers, wife of
Congressman Mike Rogers, will serve as the Honorary Hostess.
Previous scholarship recipients will model the latest in the
fashion show portion of the event. Angela Gonzales with Premier Jewelry will
donate all proceeds from the sale of any jewelry to Next Start.
Participants interested in the table-setting contest will be
required to set and decorate a 60” round table or a 34”x 34” square table. The
team should consist of no more than two members. There is a
registration fee of $35.00 per table. The group will be given two complementary
tickets. Participants will vote on their favorite table with donations or
pledges. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Next Start Scholarship Program was implemented in 1998 and awarded the first
twenty-four scholarships to Anniston High graduating seniors. City funds provided scholarships for tuition
and books to these twenty-four students attending Jacksonville
State Community College. Through additional fundraising efforts
additional scholarships were awarded to students that attend out-of-county
colleges/universities. Since 1998, this
program has proven to be successful in awarding 455 scholarships to deserving
students. It continues to serve as a
motivational tool to increase the number of students from
Anniston High School
to continue their education beyond high school.
During the 2007 school year, 33 scholarships were awarded to
deserving students who, without financial assistance might not have had the
opportunity to attend college.
advocates of children in partnership with schools, parents, community and
businesses, we support the educational process with time and resources to
promote student success.