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franklin county times

County students receive PBCI scholarships

Faith Cook of Russellville and Blazer Gaisser of Phil Campbell are each awarded a scholarship by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their participation in Alabama’s livestock industry.

The scholarships were presented March 19 at a luncheon held in coordination with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo.

Congratulating the students are (from left) PBCI Tribal Council member Keith Martin; SLE President Randy Davis; and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate.

The PBCI has a proud history of supporting youth in livestock. Each year, young people from each of Alabama’s 67 counties are awarded a scholarships from the Tribe to aid in future participation in youth livestock events or further education during SLE Livestock Week.