Tupper, Day receive Williams Fund scholarships

The committee administering the MaryBeth Williams Memorial Fund has announced the recipients of its 2010 scholarship.

Natalie Tupper received $1,000. Natalie will attend James Madison University.

Carly Day was awarded $2,000. Carly will attend Virginia Military Institute.

MaryBeth Williams

The memorial fund established in MaryBeth Williams’ name has as its purpose the funding of scholarships for higher education and other activities for the youth of Rappahannock County. MaryBeth Williams was killed in an automobile accident on Route 729 on May 14, 1997. She was interested in higher education and the fund was established as a memorial to her and her dreams.

The foundation’s annual fundraising campaign begins tomorrow (June 11).

RCHS 2010 graduate earns Cooke award

Tyler Crews of Castleton is one of 39 high school students to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Award scholarship.

The winners receive scholarships of up to $30,000 per year for four years.

The foundation’s Young Scholars program is growing more competitive each year. The foundation annually receives applications from more than 1,000 junior high school students nationwide.

Tyler will be attending the University of North Carolina, Chapel, Hill. He was captain of the RCHS Scholastic Bowl Team. As a junior starter Tyler was part of the team that won the State Group A Championship. Tyler is a top student at RCHS and the Mountain Vista Governor’s School at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Van Beuren graduates

Eliza L. van Beuren of Woodville received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington and Lee University on May 27.

Commencement ceremonies for 411 Washington and Lee seniors were held on the university’s historic Front Lawn.

Van Beuren majored in journalism and mass communications and East Asian languages and literature.

Washington and Lee University is the nation’s ninth oldest institution of higher education.

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