JCJC Business Scholarship winners

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2014-04-24 09:14:51

ELLISVILLE – Alexander Crays, a Perry County Vo-Tech senior received a full tuition scholarship for one semester at Jones County Junior College after winning the annual business competition. With this scholarship, MTAG and an ACT scholarship, his college tuition is paid for at Jones.
 “I wasn’t expecting to win it all!” said the Runnelstown native who also won a random drawing for Phi Beta Lambda honor society membership dues at JCJC. “My parents are going to be happy but my college plans have changed again with this scholarship,” said Crays.  “I plan on attending Jones and utilizing my paid membership dues to take advantage of the networking and learning opportunities.”
A senior at Northeast Jones Vo-Tech won a half tuition scholarship for one semester as the second place winner. Cody Patrick said his teacher Debbie Griffin, nominated him for the opportunity to compete at JCJC. Griffin explained she was confident Patrick would do well on the test because of his test-taking experience with FBLA and Beta Club.
“I like economics and business so I felt pretty comfortable with the material on the test,” said Patrick.
His future plans include majoring in mechanical engineering at JCJC and he will continue to run his business, Precision Lawn Care. 
The two scholarship winners outscored about 50 students taking an objective business test covering general business, computer concepts, and current events to earn a JCJC scholarship. Phi Beta Lambda honor society sponsor, and JCJC business instructor, David Ray also awarded Laurel Christian High School senior, Robbie Johnston a JCJC PBL $25 membership in the random drawing.
Sponsors of the business competition include Coca-Cola, Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, and Leaf River Cellulose. For more information, call Dusty Holifield at 601.477.5435 or email dusty.holifield@jcjc.edu.


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