Station Camp senior Morgan Appenrott is going to get a leg up when she goes to college next year thanks to a $1,500 college scholarship she earned from the Lady Bison Alumni Association.
The scholarship was created for a Station Camp girls' soccer player and the brainchild of 2016 Station Camp graduate Ashlyn Parker.
"The boys have a soccer scholarship so I wanted something bright and positive for the girls to have, so I figured us alumni should get together," Parker said. "We come to games all the time and we love to support the team. We want to see the team succeed and for them to do well so we got together to create a scholarship to help them in college."
Parker said the scholarship was based on the student-athlete's efforts both on and off the field.
"We looked at their GPA, how many honors classes and credit hours they have, how many years they have been on the team and the awards they have received," Parker said. "Then we got a third party not affiliated with the soccer program to pick anonymously."
"It's such an honor that I received it," Appenrott said. "I honestly was not expecting it but I'm very happy that I got it. I think my teammates were just as qualified as I was but it means a lot that I was chosen."
Appenrott said she hasn't yet decided where she wants to go to college.
"I want to go to the University of Mississippi but I'm undecided right now," she said. "I'm thinking about the University of Tennessee as well. Either way, the scholarship is really going to help."
Parker, who played soccer at Station Camp for four years, is currently a sophomore at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. She said she plans for the scholarship to continue to grow in the future.
"We just had so many donations that came in," she said. "We have some amazing alumni and really amazing alumni parents who care so much about this program."
The scholarship was awarded at halftime of the Sept. 28 soccer game between Station Camp and Gallatin.