May 6, 2004

Foundation Names Scholarship Recipients

Eight exceptional sons and daughters of Alcoans have earned the Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship for 2004.

The winners were chosen based in part on their academic achievement and potential, leadership ability, volunteerism/community service, and character.
Each recipient wins a $1,500-per-year scholarship for four years from the Alcoa Foundation.  Congratulations to the following students and their Alcoa parents.

Janelle Covert, daughter of Craig Covert, RPD Marketing and Communications. Janelle attends Karns High School where she is President of the Student Council, President of the National Honor Society, an honor roll student and Miss Karns High School. Janelle is also a member of the mock trial team and teaches Spanish. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee and study communications.

Kyle Kirkland, son of Debbie Kirkland, Hotline Mechanical. Kyle attends William Blount High School, and after graduation, plans to attend the University of Tennessee.  Kyle is president of the WBHS Junior Classical League and is a peer teacher in math and science. Kyle has been a member of “Who’s Who at William Blount” and has received academic letters in math, science and language arts.

Denise Koessler, daughter of Sue Koessler, Primary Metals Transportation. Denise is a senior at Farragut High School where she is involved in U.S.S. Swimming, the National Honor Society, the Executive Board for SMAC, Spanish Honor Society and the yearbook staff.  Denise plans to attend the College of Wooster in Ohio where she was recruited to swim competitively.

Megan Mallette, daughter of Laura and Chris Mallette, Hot Line Engineering.  Megan attends Maryville High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the band.  Megan interests include the varsity swim team, Girl Scouts, piano and Lutheran Youth Group.  She plans to study engineering at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

David MacNair, son of Doug MacNair, Finishing Superintendent. David attends Maryville High School where he is captain of the cross-country team and track team.  David is a member of the National Honors Society, a band member and has volunteered for numerous community activities, including Habitat for Humanity and AAU-Youth Track.  David plans to attend Georgia Tech.

Katherine McBee, daughter of James McBee, Electrician in Smelting. Katie attends Maryville High School where she is captain of the varsity volleyball team and is involved with Career Builders, Debs Service Organization, Class Planning Committee and Key Club. Katie is a volunteer for many community activities and after graduation, plans to attend the University of Tennessee.

Kimberly Roe, daughter of Mike Roe, Senior Maintenance Planner - Ingot Mechanical. Kimberly is a senior at Maryville High School and plans to attend Hamilton University in New York.  Kimberly is President of the Student Council, Planning Committee, Mu Alpha Theta and captain of the cross-country team.  She volunteers her time at the Boys and Girls Club Café and as a math tutor.

Meg Schmitt, stepdaughter of Beth Schmitt, RPD Account Manager. Meg attends Knoxville Catholic High School where she was President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of the Haiti Committee.  She is also a member of the Interact Spiritual Development Committee, Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society.  Meg plans to attend St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame.

Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement by awarding scholarships to thousands of students.  The program is open to the children of active full-time employees from the U.S. locations of Alcoa and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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