Letter: Summer’s for learning — with your help

They’re young, successful and ambitious, and they need your help. Three local high school students — Austen Cloud, Tessa Crews and Malcolm Perry — need a financial boost to grow and learn this summer beyond what Rappahannock County can offer.
Austen starred in several local theatrical productions this past year, and was so successful he won a Virginia State acting award. You may remember him as Algernon in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” or as the man-eating plant and mad dentist in Little Shop of Horrors at the high school this spring. Austen has won admission to a summer theatre program at Boston University, for which he will be awarded college credit.

Tessa Crews is a straight-A student and she plans to pursue a career in marine biology, a path which she could jump onto by attending a summer course at the Island School, a sustainable institute dedicated to the study and practice of marine conservation.

Malcolm Perry, a thriving math and science whiz heading towards his second year at the Mountain Vista Governor’s School, would like to sample history on a People-to-People trip to Europe.

Each of these programs costs $5,000 or more. That’s a lot of money, but these kids have earned it. These are competitive and prestigious programs, which will help shape college and career goals, buttress college applications, and give these successful kids a chance to work with students with similar interests and talents from all over the country. The Headwaters Foundation is trying to help them fulfill their dreams. Please join us, and send a check to Headwaters for “Summer Programs,” give online through our website or give us a call to discuss a donation at 540-987-8891. Thank you!

Toni Egger
Executive Director,
Headwaters Foundation

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