The Elizabeth and Israel Christian Scholarship this year required submission of an essay discussing the value, and justification, if any, for the preservation of historic buildings and historic areas. Students also submitted applications detailing their school performance and service organization participation.
The scholarship this year was awarded to Riley Potter, who plans to continue her education at The University of Virginia in the fields of communications and international relations. Riley was a member of the JRHS Marching Band, the school’s Student Council Association, the National Honor Society, and the Key Club among other activities.
This year’s recipient at Lord Botetourt was Annelise Wolfe, who also plans to continue her education at The University of Virginia, but she is uncertain about a major and is considering either commerce or chemistry. Annelise was also a very busy student who participated in JV and varsity volleyball, National Honor Society, Young Life, and Key Club to name a few.
The Pat Simmons and Sally Eads Volunteer Scholarship was created in 2016 to honor two women of Fincastle who devoted many hours and many years to volunteering and helping to preserve the wonderful history of Fincastle and Botetourt County. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s volunteer activities over the four years in high school.
The scholarship this year was awarded to Daniel Anderson, who will be attending VWCC and then transferring to Old Dominion University. He plans to pursue a degree in electrical engineering and engineering management. Daniel was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and he participated in Toys for Tots, he put together a blood drive to aid local hospitals, and he participated in James River’s “Day of Service” by helping to clean up and organize areas around Botetourt County.
Jacob Vance received this year’s volunteer scholarship for Lord Botetourt. He will be attending Liberty University in the fall and will be pursuing a degree in aeronautics. Jacob also had a busy four years of volunteering to help others. He regularly helped serve meals at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, he helped cook meals and serve them at the Ronald McDonald House, and he regularly helped with projects at Colonial Elementary School. In addition, Jacob performed yard work for elderly members of Bonsack Baptist Church.