Pioneer awards scholarship

Published 3:06 pm Friday, May 23, 2014

Pioneer Electric Cooperative presented Selma High School graduating senior, Nivory Gordon, III, with the 2014 Electric Cooperative Foundation, Inc. Scholarship valued at $1,000 at the Selma High School awards ceremony.

In 1997, the Electric Cooperative Foundation was formed by rural electric cooperatives throughout Alabama to give back to communities in the form of scholarships for qualifying high school seniors. Scholarship recipients must be a dependent of an electric cooperative member and the award is based on academic excellence, character and community service. This year’s scholarship recipient, Nivory Gordon, III, is the son of Nivory and Rachel Gordon of Furman, Ala.

“We are pleased to present this year’s scholarship to such an outstanding individual,” said Pioneer Electric Executive Vice President and General Manager Terry Moseley.  “His community involvement and academic achievements are utterly impressive and Pioneer is excited to see what Nivory will accomplish in the future.”

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Nivory Gordon, III, has an overall grade point average above a 4.0 and plans to attend the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. At Selma High School, he served as president of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, vice president of the National Honor Society, membership chair and secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers and is a member of the Student Government Association, Future Business Leaders of America, SHS Choir, SHS Newspaper Staff and the SHS Track and Field Team.

“Nivory is a talented young man driven by passion to help others,” said Selma High School teacher Latresha Davidson Woods. “His ability to multi-task is amazing and impressive. He manages to effectively operate in each organization with dedication, integrity and dependability.”