OMIS student helps make electronic Easter eggs Rachel Hyche, a visually impaired student at Oak Mountain Intermediate School, and her teacher, Stephanie HardwickGoldblatt, recently traveled to the ATF National Center for Explosives Training and Research in Huntsville to help construct electronic beeping Easter Eggs for use with blind and visually impaired children. The Alabama Chapter of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and ATF hosted the event, which has gone nationwide in recent years, but started in Shelby County. In fact, the project is named the Rachel Project in honor of Hyche. Beeping Easter egg hunts will be held in four locations in Alabama this year in support of the Alabama Association for the Deaf and Blind main campus, Regional Centers as well as for the Alabama Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired (AAPVI).
UM receives $1 million endowment The University of Montevallo recently announced the Alice Aldora “Slim” Hyatt Endowed Scholarship, which is made possible by a $1 million gift given by the estate of Alice Hyatt and her best friend, who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift is the largest single scholarship donation in school history, according to a news release from the university. The scholarship is targeted specifically for piano majors, and will make many awards possible, up to and including full tuition, room and board, fees and books. Hyatt graduated from Alabama College—now the University of Montevallo—in 1949. She majored in music with a concentration in piano and minored in physical education. May 2014 | 9
Published on May 27, 2014