TYLER ABBOTT is the recipient of a four-year University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Golden Excellence scholarship valued up to $24,000. Son of Ricky and Brenda Abbott of Hayden, Tyler is a senior at Hayden High School where he is a member of the Beta Club. At UAB, he will major in engineering.

JARED JONES, 10th-grader at Hayden High School, is one of 12 winners in the photography division of the nationwide 2009 “Get to Know” contest. Divided into categories of artwork, writing, and photography, the contest invited young people to “get to know” their wild neighbors by spending more time in nature, developing personal connections to their local environments, and then sharing their experiences by entering the contest. Over 6900 entries were received, and 12 winners were named in each of the three categories.