26 April 2005
Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Awards
By Randy Wilson
JSU News Bureau
The Jacksonville State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa has announced that
Astin Leigh Mobley, a senior at Ranburne High School, was awarded a $1,250
grant in a national PDK competition. The grant is renewable for four years,
giving her a potential for $5,000.
Miss Mobley recently became the first local student to receive the Phi Delta Kappa
National. Her parents are Tracy and Robi Mobley.
“I was very surprised when they announced my name as a winner.” said Mobley “This
scholarship will allow me the opportunity to achieve my dream of a college education.”
Because she was a finalist in the national event, the local chapter also awarded
Miss Mobley a $300 grant along with two other students. All three will be
recognized at the PDK awards ceremony April 28 at JSU. All three students are
planning to attend JSU this fall.
"She is an outstanding student," said Mr. Fred Lovvorn, principal at Ranburne
High School. "She is very level-headed and tenacious about finishing her
Ms. Mobley is president of the RHS student council, president of the class
of 2005, yearbook editor, and school newspaper editor. She is a member of
the RHS Physics Club team that placed first in recent competition. The
team won first place in school division 1-3A and finished fourth overall
statewide. She earned honorable mention with a score in the ninetieth
percentile for individual scores.
Ms. Mobley's other activities include serving as captain of the varsity
cheerleaders, holding membership in the Future Farmers of America, the
Spanish Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Students Against
Destructive Decisions. In her community, Ms. Mobley has worked on blood
drives, food drives, and the Dr. Seuss Read Across America Program.
The two other students who received $300 scholarships are Emily Frazer and
Emily Frazer is a senior at Fort Payne High School. She is the daughter of
Chuck and Beth Frazer of Fort Payne. Ms. Frazer is editor of her high school
yearbook and is involved in peer tutoring, a competitive math team, Students
Against Destructive Decisions, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She
is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honorary.
She has volunteered her time and talent to Carpenters for Christ and a mission trip
Ms. Kulovitz, a senior at Talladega High School, is a member of the National Honor
Society, Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics honor society), and Future Farmers of America.
She has worked on her school annual and has served as an office assistant and a
lab assistant. She has provided numerous community services, including “read-alouds”
for nursing home residents, reading to elementary school students, and raising
money for breast cancer, and the American Red Cross. She has been a varsity cheerleader
for four years. Ms. Kulovitz is the daughter of Dr. Michael Kulovitz and Patti Kulovitz.
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