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Covington youth wins Kohl’s service contest

Covington resident Tiffani Alexander recently won a $50 gift certificate from Kohl’s for the community service work and is now eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. (Special Photo)

Covington resident Tiffani Alexander recently won a $50 gift certificate from Kohl’s for the community service work and is now eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. (Special Photo)

Tiffani Alexander of Covington was one of 71 youth from Georgia who received a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts as part of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.

Alexander volunteers as a youth facilitator with Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale. As a youth facilitator, she has parlayed her 4-H experience into presenting a class for children ages 6 to 12. The program is called Butterflies, Beatles and Bees, Oh My, and it not only teaches children about the science of insects but also encourages them to appreciate the individuality of each human being.

Alexander, 16, is the daughter of O’Neal and Inetta Alexander, and is homeschooled.

Alexander now qualifies for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

A list of all winners from Georgia is available at www.kohlskids.com.