Five County students receive Plum Creek Scholarships

Plum Creek has awarded $1,000 scholarships to five Winston County high school students. Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who plan to continue their education after graduation. The scholarships recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement in school and community activities, and overall achievement throughout their high school careers. The winners for Winston County are:

Shelly Copeland — Shelly is a graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and will attend Meridian Community College in the fall. Shelly is the daughter of Joey and Michelle Copeland.

Teylor Martinez — Teylor is a graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and will attend East Central Community College in Decatur in the fall. While in high school, she was recognized as a Mississippi Scholar and was a member of the student council, the Beta Club, the Anchor Club and the Boys and Girls Club. Teylor is the daughter of Donna and Ricardo Martinez.

Brooke Massey — Brooke is a graduate of Winston Academy and will attend East Central Community College in the fall. While in high school, she served as senior class president and captain of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a member of the track team and cheerleading squad. Brooke is the daughter of Sid and Sonja Massey.

Maria Strickland — Maria is a graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and will attend Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in the fall. While in high school, she was a member of Beta Club and Health Occupations Students of America. Maria is the daughter of Robert Strickland and Tina Long.

Hunter Swart — Hunter is a graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and will attend Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. in the fall. While in high school, he served as student body president and played on the All-State football and baseball teams. Hunter is the son of Ron and Belinda Swart.

This year, Plum Creek awarded 117 scholarships to high school seniors around the country totaling $141,000. In Mississippi, six students were awarded 2012 Plum Creek scholarships totaling $6,000.

Plum Creek is the largest and most geographically diverse private landowner in the nation with approximately 6.6 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. For more information, visit www.plumcreek.com.