SAVANNAH – Parker’s, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker presented scholarship checks and gifts to six exceptional area high school students, including ECHS student Haley Fowler and SEHS student Alex LeFavi.
Dr. Paul Pressly, the director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance, served as the featured speaker for the event, which took place at the Parker’s corporate office in Savannah on June 21.
“I’m so proud of each of you,” Parker told the students being honored. “At Parker’s, we believe that when you educate young people, the whole community rises. Education is so important.”
Parker awarded the top $1,000 academic scholarship to Madeline Prince, who recently graduated from Hilton Head High School on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Collins Sherrill of Benedictine Military School, Brianna Hayes of Appling County High School, Mac Orie of Hilton Head Preparatory School, Haley Fowler of Effingham County High School and Alex LeFavi of South Effingham High School each received $500 scholarships.
Since January, Parker’s has honored one outstanding student each month in Georgia or South Carolina for excellence in the classroom, in the community and in sports.
Haley Fowler is a Georgia Merit Scholar and a Wofford Scholar who helped lead the ECHS soccer team to the state playoffs and volunteered at Memorial Health. The winner of 11 academic awards, she will attend Georgia Southern University in the fall.
Alex LeFavi was recently named the salutatorian at South Effingham High School, where he was also a champion weightlifter and award-winning soccer player. He will attend George Washington University in the fall.