April 30, 2010 – By acknowledging that opportunities for higher education affect the future of high school students, including students who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled, Hamilton Relay, the telecommunications relay service provider for the state of Arizona, has awarded Jannie Dee Merrell of Safford High School and Thatcher, AZ, a $500 college scholarship.
Hamilton Relay offered the scholarship to 2010 graduating high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled within each of the states where they provide relay service. Hamilton takes pride in promoting education and outstanding leadership among members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities across the country. "We are excited that we have the opportunity to contribute to furthering Jannie's education and wish her success in reaching her personal and professional goals," said Lisa Furr, AZRS Outreach Coordinator.
Jannie was awarded the $500 Hamilton Scholarship after completing an application and writing an essay under the topic of communication technology. Jannie will be attending Eastern Arizona College this fall.
About Hamilton Relay
Hamilton Relay offers a variety of services including Telecommunications Relay Services, Captioned Telephone and Internet Relay services. Hamilton provides Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone services to 16 states, the District of Columbia, the Island of Saipan and the Virgin Islands. More information is available at hamiltonrelay.com.