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Applications Open For Annual Shoals Spark Competition

Jan. 21, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 Guy McClure, UNA's College of Business, at gymcclure@una.edu, 256-765-4107 or 256-777-0506 FLORENCE, AL - Shoals Spark, the idea competition open to elementary, middle, and high school students living in the Shoals, has opened applications for this year's event. The purpose of the competition is to allow the community's youngest minds to generate unique ideas and plans for how to make the Shoals the ideal place to live and work. Students interested in the Shoals Spark competition must apply by video before the Feb. 19 deadline. Information, as well as applications, are available online at www.shoalsspark.com. Students who are chosen to present their ideas will do so at the Shoals Spark finale on March 19, at 5 p.m. in the Guillot University Center on UNA's campus. The event is free and open to the public. There are no limits on the types of ideas students may present. Ideas can be related to business, for example, technology, education, the arts, recreation, families, entertainment, community development, social services, the environment, preservation, sustainability, healthcare, volunteerism, government, workforce development, philanthropy, special populations, such as the homeless or elderly, or any one of another topics of the student's choosing. Shoals Spark is sponsored by UNA, Listerhill Credit Union, and Shoals Shift. About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/