Alabama Power Service Organization to Host Awards Luncheon
  What:        Energizers, the Alabama Power Service Organization, will host
               a luncheon to award grants to 16, first-year teachers who
               have graduated from Alabama public colleges and universities.

  When:        Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002.  The luncheon begins at noon.  The
               awards ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.

  Where:       Alabama Power Company corporate headquarters,
               600 N. 18th Street, Birmingham.

  Background:  The Energizers are providing $1,000 grants to each of the 16
               teachers.  The teachers, from across the state, can use the
               grants to purchase materials and supplies for their
               classrooms.  The teachers are all employed at public schools.
               A list of this year's winners is attached.

Energizers is a volunteer service organization that includes more than 3,500 Alabama Power, Southern Nuclear and Southern Company employees and their families. Last year, Energizers employees and families logged more than 50,000 volunteer hours and contributed more than $1 million to worthy causes around the state.

Here are the names of this year's Teacher Assistance Grant winners, the schools where they are employed and the colleges where they received their education degrees:

  *  Jana Byrd; Eva School, Eva; Athens State University

  *  Prentice Chandler; Clements High School, Athens; University of North

  *  Amanda Darby; Cloverdale Junior High School, Montgomery; Auburn
     University Montgomery

  *  Mary Davis; Buckhorn High School, New Market; University of Alabama

  *  Teresa Foster; Calera Elementary School, Calera; University of

  *  Jessica Gann; Prattville Intermediate School, Prattville; Troy State
     University Montgomery

  *  Toice Goodson; McIntyre Middle School, Montgomery; Alabama State

  *  Susan Johnson; Pittsview Elementary School, Pittsview; Troy State
     University Phenix City

  *  Tana Johnson; Landmark Elementary School, Dothan; Troy State University

  *  Brandy McKinnell, Smiths Station High School, Smiths; Auburn University

  *  Leah Pitzing; North Roebuck Elementary School, Birmingham; University
     of Alabama Birmingham

  *  Amber Pritchett; Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa; University of

  *  Angela Reeves; Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville; Jacksonville
     State University

  *  Debra Kay Shumock; John Will Elementary School, Mobile; University of
     South Alabama

  *  Tammy Thrasher, Westside Elementary School, Demopolis; University of
     West Alabama

  *  Patrick Whitehead; Huffman High School, Birmingham; Alabama A&M

  News Media Contact:  Darya Braggs
  Media Inquiry Line:  (205) 257-4155

PRNewswire -- Feb. 13

SOURCE: Alabama Power Company