Dana Clemons awards the 2017 Clemons-Imle Scholarship to Grace Dunbar and Tanner Thompson. Grace, daughter of Scott and Traci Dunbar, is attending The University of Alabama as a Biomedical Science major. Tanner is enrolled at Samford University in the Business Management program. He is the son of Scott and Julie Thompson. Congratulations to all! We know these Toros have a bright future ahead of them!
Clemons-Imle Memorial Scholarship for Seniors
The Clemons-Imle Scholarship awards two $1000 higher or further education academic scholarships for seniors graduating from Spanish Fort High School. Honoring the memories of Mr. Art Clemons and Mr. Bill Imle, the scholarships are awarded based primarily on the student’s community service and leadership character traits demonstrated throughout their high school years.
Art Clemons was a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as Mechanical Engineering for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 20 years. Art volunteered many hours at local schools, served as a SFEEF board of directors and helped with SF United Methodist Church’s free tutoring program. Art, a devoted family man, was dedicated to his wife and their two children. Art’s wife, Dana, is a teacher at Stapleton Elementary and both children are Spanish Fort Toros!
Bill Imle was an outstanding citizen in both the community and the country. Mr. Imle had 23 years of military service as a Captain in the Marine Corps and retired as a Commander in the United States Coast Guard. After his military retirement in 2005, Mr. Imle worked for Lockheed Martin as a Technical Trainer in Mission Planning. He was Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 109, a member of the Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, actively participated in the Men’s Accountability Group at the church, and attended many functions for the Baldwin County School System. His greatest accomplishment was the family he loved.