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2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

MalcolmBrock

L to R: Lt. Eric O'Neal (Tuscaloosa F/R),
Malcolm Brock (Bryant HS),
AO Randy Latner (Tuscaloosa F/R)

Malcolm Brock, Paul W. Bryant High School
Tuscaloosa, AL


Malcolm Brock served as a Captain in the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy Fire Brigade this semester, and he participated for two semesters in Emergency Services and Intro to Fire at TCTA. Brock also received a scholarship to NorthStar EMS's Emergency Medical Technician class. Brock volunteers as a firefighter for Carroll’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department on the weekends and has participated in a high number of ride-along's with Tuscaloosa Fire/Rescue Service. 

This scholarship is awarded to two Tuscaloosa Career & Technical Academy Fire Science students through the partnership between the Fire College, TCTA, and Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Services based on high interest in careers within the fire service, maintaining good grades, excelling as leaders in the classroom as well as on the drill field, and interviews with program instructors. 


MaxwellCupp

L to R: Regional Coordinator Rudy Rooks (Alabama Fire College),
Maxwell Cupp (Saks HS),
Lt. Gregg Poole (ret., City of Anniston FD)

Maxwell Cupp, Saks High School
Saks, AL


Maxwell Cupp is a graduating senior at Saks High School. Maxwell is a third generation firefighter following in the footsteps of his dad, Battalion Chief Curtis Cupp of the Oxford Fire Department. Maxwell attended the Anniston Regional Training Center’s high school fire science program this past school year. Along with attending the fire science program, Maxwell placed 1st in the state at the SkillsUSA 2019 competition.

This scholarship is awarded every year to the student who wins the firefighter competition at the annual 
SkillsUSA State Conference.


ChristianHarris

L to R: Lt. Eric O'Neal (Tuscaloosa F/R),
Christian Harris (Northridge HS),
AO Randy Latner (Tuscaloosa F/R)

Christian Harris, Northridge High School 
Tuscaloosa, AL


In his first semester in Tuscaloosa City Schools' Career & Technology Academy Fire Science program, Christian Harris excelled as a leader and consistently set the bar for other students. Harris competed in the SkillsUSA state competition finished 2nd overall in the Candidate Physical Ability Test with a time of 8 minutes. As well as playing football, Harris earned finished 10th overall in the state track/field competition in the High Jump.

This scholarship is awarded to two Tuscaloosa Career & Technical Academy Fire Science students through the partnership between the Fire College, TCTA, and Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Services based on high interest in careers within the fire service, maintaining good grades, excelling as leaders in the classroom as well as on the drill field, and interviews with program instructors. 


JustinTimmons

L to R: Fire Science Instructor Michael Smith (Colbert Co. Career Tech),
Justin Timmons (Cherokee HS),
Regional Coordinator Danny Southard (Alabama Fire College)

Justin Timmons, Cherokee High School 
Cherokee, AL


Justin Timmons finished his senior year with the highest average in his Fire Science program at the Colbert County Career Technical academy. He completed the Firemanship, Emergency Care Provider, and Volunteer Fire Fighter courses. Timmons was also awarded an Applied Technologies Scholarship to Northwest Shoals Community College. As a SkillsUSA member, he competed in the CPAT Competition at the state conference and finished in 8th place. He received his CPAT certification and earned the highest score in the state on the SkillsUSA Firefighting Written Exam. He is a member of Barton and Cherokee Volunteer Fire Departments, and a 
member of Cherokee Fire-Rescue Explorer Post 7200. In addition to his general and fire science studies, Timmons was named the Buffalo Wild Wings Scholar Athlete of the Year for his success on the football field. As a member of Barton First Baptist Church, he serves as the bass guitarist in the Praise Band. 

This scholarship is awarded every year to a student who is a member of an Alabama Fire Explorers post. Scholarship applicants' essays are reviewed by the Fire College scholarship committee.





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