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5 October 2007

Second Annual High Tea to Fund College Scholarships

Anniston, 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 34x 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 place winners.


The 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 University and Gadsden 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.



Anniston City School Foundation

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As advocates of children in partnership with schools, parents, community and businesses, we support the educational process with time and resources to promote student success.

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