16 Central students receive funds for college
By Toni Stauffer
On Oct. 16, on behalf of the Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity Committee, the Phenix City Council awarded the following 16 Central High School students with additional funds to allow them to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Chattahoochee Valley Community College: Molly Belliveau, Ja’Kya Carpenter, Paul Carroll, Ashlyn Denard, Janiyah Fryer, Ivey East, Kabirah Gibson-Muhammad, Jaleigh Hardin, Tahlia Lewis, Christian Luke, Michael (Alex) Parker, Phillip Ramsey, Christopher Rogers, Veronica Sanders, Savanna Schofield, Armon Tolbert, Kendall Williams, and Torlexcia Dixon.
The funds were from the 2018 Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity, which raised over $100,000 for a five-year total of over $340,000. The donations to the Ball enabled the Committee and Council to provide additional funds to 122 graduates of Central High School and Glenwood School. A total of 74 Dual Enrollment Awards were presented to high school students this year to help them get a head start on college.
Mayor Eddie N. Lowe also issued a Proclamation to declare Oct. 15-19, 2018 as National Medical Assistants Week. The proclamation honored the 10th Anniversary of the Medical Assistant Program at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. A group of CVCC students and faculty were present.
Under Administration, the Council presented a resolution to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to enter into an agreement for professional services between Phenix City Police Department and the Phenix City Housing Authority in an amount not to exceed $65,000.00. The professional services are for performing background checks on applicants, and other services.