The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Emily Ammons, a senior at Crestview High School.
Ammons was selected by the Foundation’s board of judges for the 2020 scholarship award based on her academic records, leadership and community activities, letters of recommendation and her essay on Ethics in Journalism.
In the fall, she plans to attend the University of South Alabama, a public research university in Mobile, Ala., majoring in Journalism.
Graduating with a 4.75 weighted GPA, Ammons was inducted into the National Honor Society and will also receive an Associate’s degree from Northwest Florida State College.
Ammons was very active in school and community activities. She was a member of the Juniorettes, a women’s service organization and was a four-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as president in her senior year.
In the community, Ammons worked as an intern with the Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast, led and coordinated numerous activities for her church and served on a mission to West Africa.
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation was established in 2007 as a non-profit charitable organization to support education and advancement in public relations and related fields. The Foundation provides scholarships to worthy high school students who intend to pursue a higher education field of study in public relations, communication, marketing or journalism.
Over the past four years, the Foundation awarded a total of five scholarships to graduating seniors from Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Pace High Schools.