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Mobile, Ala. (Nov. 14, 2019) – The Mobile Alabama Bowl  Community Awards Banquet honoring this year’s art contest winners and scholarship recipients was held last night, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at the Mobile Marriott. In total, 17 students were honored at the banquet.

The Mobile Alabama Bowl Scholarships, presented by Frank Modarelli of the Mobile Alabama Bowl, are awarded annually through the Mobile Alabama Bowl and C Spire 1st & 10 Club Student of the Month Program. Students of the Month and scholarship recipients were selected based on their leadership, integrity, concern for others and community service.

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

Mobile Alabama Scholarship Winners

Conner Shepard ($500)                 Citronelle High School
Heriberto Leal ($500)                      Foley High School
Chrystopher Moultrie ($500)      McGill-Toolen High School
Z’Kia Campbell ($500)                     B.C. Rain High School
Haley Vaughan ($500)                    Alma Bryant High School
Anna Sweet ($500)                          Saraland High School

Gus Shopoff Scholarship

Von Agee                                            Mobile Christian School

John Gottfried Memorial Scholarship

James Burkholder                            Gallion, Ohio

The Mobile Alabama Bowl Art Contest invited 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 “The Port City: the History, the Culture, and the Charm”, and the contest received about 100 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 Mobile Alabama Bowl Program and that honor this year goes to Catherine Chung from Davidson High School. The Mobile Alabama Bowl has awarded nearly $26,000 to local schools art programs since the contest’s inception.

The winners of this year’s art contest are as follows:
6th – 8th Grade Winners:

1st Place                Makayla Ransom                              Dunbar Magnet School
2nd Place               Gianna Estrada                                  St. Paul’s Episcopal School
3rd Place               Florencia Carcamo Dalzotto         Causey Middle School

9th – 10th Grade Winners:

1st Place                Catherine Chung              Davidson High School
2nd Place               Amelia Herron                   St. Paul’s Episcopal School
3rd Place               Cassidy Bullock                  Theodore High School

11th – 12th Grade Winners:

1st Place                Logan Gates                       Theodore High School
2nd Place               Claire Lee                            St. Paul’s Episcopal School
3rd Place               Catherine Costello           St. Paul’s Episcopal School

In addition, the art programs for the winning schools received the following:

$100                       Causey Middle School

$300                       Davidson High School

$300                      Dunbar Magnet School

$400                      Theodore High School

$700                       St. Paul’s Episcopal School


The 21st annual Mobile Alabama Bowl will kick off at 6:30 pm on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Top teams from the Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference will square off at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

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