William Edwards of Marion, son of Lacretia and Ray Edwards, was awarded a scholarship by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) for his participation in Alabama’s livestock industry.
Edwards received the scholarship on Saturday, March 19 at a luncheon held in coordination with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo. Pictured above, left to right, are: PBCI Tribal Council Member Keith Martin; William Edwards, SLE President Randy Davis; and Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Rick Pate.
The PBCI has a proud history of supporting youth in livestock. Each year, young people from each of Alabama’s 67 counties are awarded a scholarships from the Tribe to aid in future participation in youth livestock events or further education during SLE Livestock Week.