Catrett receives Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship
Published 11:53 am Friday, June 17, 2016
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Cassidy Catrett, a graduate of Brantley High School, has been awarded the 2016 Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship from South Alabama Electric Cooperative.
The Foundation was created by the rural electric cooperatives of Alabama in 1997 so that we could give back to the communities we serve by providing scholarships to deserving students located in our service territories.
Catrett was selected from applicants from across Alabama to represent our cooperative.
“We’re excited to be able to provide this scholarship to deserving students,” David Bailey, general manager of SAEC said.
We look at it as an investment in the future of our communities. We wish Cassidy the best of luck as she continues her educational pursuits.”
Catrett is the daughter of Perry and Ashley Catrett of Luverne, Ala.
She has been busy while enrolled at Brantley High School. She ranked first in her class and was valedictorian. She was a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, American and Alabama Junior Shorthorn Association, Crenshaw County Junior Cattlemen’s Association, Crenshaw County 4-H, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Brantley High School Student Council, the Emerald Wave Band, Brantley High School Science Club and Math Club and Future Business Leaders of America.
Her classmates recognized her determination and dedication to excellence by voting her Brantley High School FFA president and senior class representative. She also served as drum major for the Emerald Wave Band since 2014.
Catrett has received several honors and awards through her involvement with FFA. The Executive Secretary of the Alabama FFA Association Philip Paramore had this to say.
“As an educator, many students made their way through my classroom. During my 20 years of teaching there were many types of students with whom I had the privilege to come in contact with.”
“Some students did not want anything to do with the educational process, and others wanted to further their education as much as possible. I found only a few students to be inherent leaders. However, some students have a natural ability to influence their peers and make a positive difference in the lives of everyone they encounter.”
Catrett is also involved in her community through the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce Belles and Beaus program. Her sponsor, Ruth Bayman said, “Cassidy is a responsible young lady with a positive attitude and a focus that is incomparable in our high school seniors. She is a leader and sets high standards for those around her to achieve.”
Catrett plans to pursue her college education at Mississippi State University where she will pursue a degree in poultry and animal science. Her ultimate career goal is to be a veterinary pharmacist. South Alabama Electric Cooperative wishes Catrett and all of our local graduates congratulations and best wishes as you pursue the next chapter in your lives