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Mobile, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2018) – The Dollar General Bowl Community Awards Banquet honoring this year’s art contest winners and scholarship recipients was held last night, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Mobile Marriott.

The Dollar General Scholarships, presented by Mary Kathryn Colbert of Dollar General, and Regions Bank Scholarships, presented by Tommy Ankerson of Regions Bank, are awarded annually through the Dollar General Bowl and C Spire 1st & 10 Club Student of the Month Program. Students of the Month and scholarship recipients are selected based on their leadership, integrity, concern for others and community service.

Dollar General Scholarship Winners

Rafeal Harris  ($1,000)                    Vigor High School
Gary Beasley ($500)                        UMS-Wright School
McKenzie Dooley ($500)               Spanish Fort High School

Regions Bank Scholarship Winners

Grace Tarver ($1000)                      Fairhope High School
Landon Clarke ($500)                      St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Deondre Moore ($500)                 Davidson High School
Kyerra Williams ($500)                   Satsuma High School
Alexia Horne ($500)                        Mary G. Montgomery High School
Nathan Cook ($500)                        Bayside Academy
Ariel Weaver ($500)                        Citronelle High School
Carleigh White ($500)                     Cottage Hill Christian Academy
Morgan Ulrich  ($500)                     Gulf Shores High School

Run the Race Scholarship
Tyresha Matthews ($500)            Murphy High School

Team Focus presented the Gus Shopoff Memorial Scholarship and the John Gottfried Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually to Team Focus members based on academic merit, excellence in leadership, and involvement in the Team Focus program.

Gus Shopoff Scholarship

Zakari Finney                                     Baker High School

John Gottfried Memorial Scholarship

Dale Feng                                            Davidson High School
Kevin Diamond                                 Blount High School

The Dollar General Bowl Art Contest invites students from Mobile and Baldwin County schools to enter this annual contest for a chance to earn their school’s art program a cash prize. This year’s theme was “Celebrating 20 Years… the Game, the City, the Music,” and the contest received over 200 entries. Finalists were selected by judges from the Eastern Shore Art Center and the Mobile Museum of Art.

Since 2007, winning artwork has been chosen for the front cover of the Dollar General Bowl Program and that honor this year goes to Jeremy Bankston from Theodore High School. The Dollar General Bowl has awarded over $24,000 to local schools art programs since the contest’s inception.

6th – 8th Grade:

1st Place                Madisen Howard             Dunbar Magnet School
2nd Place               Emily Branch                      Causey Middle School
3rd Place               Liberty Barnette               Dunbar Magnet School

9th – 10th Grade:

1st Place                Catherine Chung              Davidson High School
2nd Place               Maureena Wilson            Theodore High School
3rd Place               Ann Hanlon Cummings  St. Paul’s Episcopal School

11th – 12th Grade:

1st Place                Jeremy Bankston             Theodore High School
2nd Place               Savannah Hudson            Theodore High School
3rd Place               Lindsey Imsand                Theodore High School

In addition, the art programs for the winning schools received the following: Theodore High School – $800, Dunbar Magnet School – $400, Davidson High School – $300, Causey Middle School – $200, and St. Paul’s Episcopal School – $100.

The 20th annual Dollar General Bowl will kick off at 6 pm on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Top teams from the Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference will square off at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. For more information about tickets, bowl week events and other Dollar General Bowl news, visit or connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @dg_bowl.