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Hamilton Relay Announces Scholarship Award Winners

June, 25 2013

High School Seniors receive $500 for Post-Secondary Education

Hamilton Relay is excited to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 High School Scholarship award. Since 2010, Hamilton Relay has awarded $500 each year to graduating high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. A recipient is selected from within each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted relay and/or captioned telephone service provider.

"Hamilton takes pride in creating opportunities for higher education and promoting outstanding leadership across the country," said vice president of Hamilton Relay, Dixie Ziegler. "We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to furthering the education of these students and we wish them success in reaching their personal and professional goals."

Each of the following high school students was selected after completing an application and writing a qualifying essay about communication services:

    Tara Beltrami, California
    Renee Glisson, Georgia
    Emily Coleman, Idaho
    Gabrielle Humlicek, Iowa
    Eldresha McKnight, Louisiana
    Drew Wethington, Massachusetts
    Adam Kassem, Maryland
    George Dennis, Maine
    Alexandria Wick, New Mexico
    Naima Boudreaux, Pennsylvania
    Brooklyn Moore, Utah
    William Waggoner, Virginia
    Benjamin Cooke, Tennessee

The Hamilton Relay Scholarship Award is one way in which Hamilton gives back to the communities it serves. Additionally, in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month each May, Hamilton Relay presents awards to influential community leaders who are hard of hearing, late-deafened or have difficulty speaking. In September, Hamilton recognizes Deaf Community Leaders during Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated nationally the last full week of the month. Later this year, Hamilton Relay will also award three college students with a $1,000 scholarship.

For more information on Hamilton Relay and its award programs, visit

About Hamilton Relay
Hamilton Relay provides contracted Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone services to 16 states and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at

Hamilton Relay Services is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology service provider based in Aurora, Neb. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications encompasses seven primary company divisions that allow Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis.

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