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Students Across the U.S. Receive College Scholarships from Telecommunications Relay Service Provider Hamilton Relay

June, 01 2012

In May, 2012, Hamilton Relay awarded 16 students with scholarships to continue their education after graduation.

"Hamilton takes pride in promoting education and outstanding leadership across the country. We are pleased to contribute to furthering our award recipients' education and wish them success in reaching their personal and professional goals."
~ Dixie Ziegler, Vice President Hamilton Relay

Each of the following recent high school graduates were awarded a $500 Hamilton Scholarship after completing an application and writing a qualifying essay about communication services:

  • Francina Liana Maurin from Phoenix, Arizona, recent graduate of Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

  • Nicholas Barnett from San Marcos, California, recent graduate of Mission Hills High School

  • Brianna Jean Stroud-Williams from Atlanta, Georgia, recent graduate of Lakeside High School

  • Jacee Jo Rio Bedke from Oakley, Idaho, recent graduate of Oakley Junior/Senior High School

  • Malinda Rae Jorgensen from Des Moines, Iowa, recent graduate of Grandview Park Baptist

  • Alexia Danielle Trujillo from Topeka, Kansas, recent graduate of Topeka High School

  • Callie LeBlanc from St. Amant, Louisiana, recent graduate of St. Amant High School

  • Deaven Marissa Smith from Brewer, Maine, recent graduate of Brewer High School

  • Kathleen Elizabeth Nuzzo from McSherrytown, Pennsylvania, recent graduate of Delone Catholic High School

  • Andrew Carr from Winthrop, Massachusetts, recent graduate of Beverly High School

  • Cille Christine Patten from Bozeman, Montana, recent graduate of Bozeman High School

  • Amelia-Ann Dickey from Albuquerque, New Mexico, recent graduate of Valley High School

  • Andrew William Geist of Lemont, Pennsylvania, recent graduate of State College Area High School

  • Reiko Pearson from Ripley, Tennessee, recent graduate of Tennessee School for the Deaf

  • Dina A. Ayad from Richmond, Virginia, recent graduate of Douglas S. Freeman High School

  • Candice Chatland from Fillmore, Utah, recent graduate of Millard High School

The Hamilton Relay Scholarship program is one of several ways the company gives back to the communities it serves. For more information on Hamilton Relay community outreach efforts in your state, contact your state relay outreach coordinator or visit

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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 to 16 states, the Island of Saipan and the Virgin Islands. More information is available at

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