Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship winners. We wish all our winners and applicants luck in their education and their futures.
Winner of the Thomas M Rogers Scholarship...
Mikhail Alexander Guenther will be graduating from EC Glass High School and plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall. He has volunteered at Daily Bread, with the Lynchburg Republican Party and the Appomattox Tornado Relief.
Just a few activities and clubs that he's a part of include the Varsity Tennis Team, Robotics Club, National Honor Society and many others. With a grade point average of 4.4068 he ranks 22 out of his class of 307 students.
He wishes to continue his volunteer commitments into college and his future career.
Winner of the Thomas R Turpin Jr Scholarship...
Elizabeth Claire Steger will graduate from Heritage High School and will attend Lynchburg College in the fall.
She is a volunteer at Brook Hill Farm and with Ignite Youth/Fusion Camps and has taken part in many additional activities with her school, including National Honor Society and National German Honor Society.
With a grade point average of 4.1444 she ranks 17 out of her class of 241 students. She wishes to become a large animal veterinarian and open her own facility in Central Virginia.
Winner of the Garland H Huffman Scholarship...
Alexis Meade will graduate from Amherst County High School and has been accepted to James Madison University, Radford and Longwood University.
She has participated in numerous groups and organization while in high school including the Student Government Association, Advanced Theater Arts, National Honor Society and many others. With a grade point average of 3.8151 she ranks 29 out of her class of 340 students.
Alexis wishes to major in education and teach at a secondary level.
Winner of the Hugh E Wills Scholarship...
Jenna Holliman will be graduating from VES and attending the College of William and Mary in the fall of 2017.
Jenna has been very involved with her school and her community including taking part the student government, yearbook design editor, glee club and so much more. She even created and continues to operate "Puppy Pals", a non-profit that provides stuffed puppies to children admitted to local hospitals.
She wishes to study medicine in college, but first she will travel to Kenya and Uganda in June to help schools and an orphanage there.