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Homewood residents receive a scholarship from the Hoover Chamber of Commerce

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The Hoover Regional Chamber of Commerce today awarded four students from Homewood, Hoover and Spain Park High School with university scholarships.

The Chamber of Commerce has given a $ 5,000 scholarship to Senior Emily Turner at Hoover High School in honor of Bill and Gale Powell. Bill Powell was a Managing Director of the Chamber of Commerce for 22 years before retiring at the end of 2017. He and his wife donate $ 1,000 to this scholarship each year.

The Chamber of Commerce also offered three $ 4,000 scholarships to Peyton Marill of Homewood High, Isabella Olvera of Park High of Spain, and Chinonie Embanugo of Huber High.

Scholarship applications were open to Chamber of Commerce member employees, Hoover City employees, or their children. Winners were selected for their academic performance, financial needs, and community contributions and were honored at the Chamber of Commerce’s May luncheon at the Inverness Country Club on Thursday.

According to the information from the Chamber of Commerce, we will explain each recipient in a little more detail.

Emily Turner

Turner, who lives in Bluff Park, plans to attend Auburn University as a major and minor in Global Studies, either in event planning or marketing.

Ultimately, she wants to influence the community by working for a non-profit organization, tackling social issues, and helping a poorly serviced community.

At Hoover High, she has been with the Health Sciences Academy for four years, is a member of the Health Occupation Student of America, and is an ambassador to the Riverchase Career Connection Center.

She is also a member of the Hoover Juniorlet and Hooverbell Community Services Club and is part of the Student Leadership Team at the Shade Mountain Baptist Church, where she sings in the Youth Choir and travels to Miami and Kansas City on a mission. went out.

She has a 3.7 GPA and is enrolled in the National Honor Society.

Peyton Murrill

Marill, who lives in Homewood, will attend Auburn University, an honorary university, and major in civil engineering.

He wants to help cities adapt to the effects of climate change. At Homewood High, he participates in the Patriot Pride Student Ambassador Program, is the leader of the saxophone division of the marching band, and is a member of the jazz band and math team.

Outside of school, he belongs to the All Saints Episcopal Church Youth Leaders Team at Homewood Soccer Club, Homewood Junior High School Band Camp, Angel Tree Program for Inmates’ Children, Vacation Bible School, Family Promise. I have been volunteering. Homeless ministry and meals on wheels.

He has a 4.2 GPA, is 35 on the ACT University entrance exam, is in the top 10% of the class, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the MuAlpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society.


Living in Lake Cyrus, Mubanugo plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy to study chemical engineering and use it as a bridge to medicine.

At Hoover High, he is a member of the Engineering Academy, Robotics Team Leader, Junior Class Officer, Two Individual Tennis State Champions, STEM, Student Diversity Council, and Outstanding Female Leader of the Hoover Student Board. ..

She also did an unpaid internship at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce and the UAB Community Outreach Development Center, volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo, and the Food for our Journey program to prepare food packages for people in need.

She has 4.1 GPA and 33 in ACT and has been appointed to the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and the National Latin Honor Society.

Isabella Olvera

Living in the Loch Ridge community and the daughter of the first generation of immigrants, Olvera plans to attend the University of Alabama and become part of the first generation of college graduates in her family.

She wants to get a master’s degree in exercise training and a PhD in physiotherapy, and eventually she decides to work for another physiotherapist for several years before starting her practice at Hoover. I want it.

At Spain Park, he was a member of the Health Science Academy and Business Academy, the Health Occupation Student of America, the DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America), the Gay Straight Alliance, and the Got Your Back organization.

She also has three years of exercise training internship. Olvera achieved 3.34 GPA.