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January 11, 2006   Email to Friend 

TROY UNIVERSITY SENIOR HIRED AS INTERN WITH ALFA FARMERS
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
January 11, 2006

Hawthorne
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- The Alabama Farmers Federation will have a new face on-board this winter as Troy University senior and former Miss Alabama Agriculture, April Hawthorne, serves as a journalism intern. Hawthorne is the daughter of Steve and Melody Hawthorne of Kinston.

Hawthorne will be writing short articles and feature stories for Federation publications including Neighbors, Friends & Family and The Cultivator.

Hawthorne plans to graduate from Troy University in May. While at Troy, she has worked on sharpening her journalism and public relations skills by serving as vice-president of public relations in Kappa Delta sorority, president of the Advertising and Public Relations Society and working in the school's University Relations office where she wrote for the University Magazine and Troy 2 You newsletter.

"I was very fortunate to get to meet the wonderful people of the Federation and learn about the possibility of an internship while serving as Miss Alabama Agriculture 2005," said Hawthorne. "I knew that the Federation would be the perfect place for me to complete my education. I am very happy and honored to be here."

"While working with the Federation, April will have the opportunity to learn how our publications are written and produced," Federation Communications Department Director Jeff Helms said. "Her appreciation for agriculture and the Federation's role in representing rural families will make her a valuable addition to our staff. We look forward to working with her this spring."


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