Atmore youth awarded PCI scholarship

Published 2:51 pm Friday, March 24, 2023

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James Morris of Atmore, and Johnny Sexton of Wing, were each awarded a scholarship by the Poarch Creek Indians (PCI) for their participation in Alabama’s livestock industry on Sat., March 18 at a ceremony held in coordination with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo.

Shown from L to R: Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate; PCI Tribal Council Member Keith Martin; Morris; and SLE President Frank Ellis.

Sexton was not present.

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The PCI has a proud history of supporting youth in livestock. Each year, young people from each of Alabama’s 67 counties are awarded scholarships from the Tribe to aid in future participation in youth livestock events or further education during SLE Livestock Week.