Minds Open to Competition

FLORENCE – Shoals Spark is the idea competition open to elementary, middle, and high school students living in the Shoals. 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. Applications may now be submitted.

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 5pm 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, social services, the environment, preservation, recreation, families, entertainment, community development, sustainability, healthcare, volunteerism, special populations such as the homeless or elderly, government, workforce development, philanthropy, or any one of another topics of the student’s choosing.

Shoals Spark is sponsored by UNA, Listerhill Credit Union, and Shoals Shift.