School Briefs for March 17

Garden Club offers college scholarships

From contributed reports
The Rappahannock County Garden Club will once again offer two substantial scholarships for high school seniors in our county.

The club raises scholarship money by designing, making and selling Christmas wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and other fresh holiday decorations. Club members go out into fields and lanes and, with owners’ permission, cut fresh pine, fir, box and other greens, and then make the holiday decorations in a three day workshop early in December. The Club has awarded scholarships to county students since 1968.

The Community College Scholarship is a $2,000 grant to attend the community college of the students’ choice . In the first semester the student receives $1,000. Upon successful completion of the first semester, the student is given the remaining $1,000 for the second semester).

Applications for this scholarship are available from the Rappahannock County High School (RCHS) guidance office, and is administered by the Next Step Program and Headwaters. Applications for are due March 25.

The Club will also offer the Francis J. Leonard Scholarship Grant of $2,000 to a high school senior to continue education at a four-year college. As with the Community College Scholarship, $1,000 is given for the first semester, and upon its successful completion, the student receives an additional $1,000 for the second semester.

Applications are available at the guidance offices of RCHS, Wakefield School, Hearthstone School and from Helen M. Williams (540-937-4279) for Rappahannock County seniors who are not enrolled in these schools. The deadline for applications is April 15.
Both scholarship awards will be announced at the Scholarship Assembly May 12 at RCHS.

In order to apply for both scholarships, one must reside in Rappahannock County, planning to graduate in 2011, and accepted at an accredited college. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, school and community activities, recommendations of two adults not related to the student, and need for financial assistance.

Local Hokies hop onto dean’s list

Four Rappahannock County students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2010 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.4 grade point average during the semester.

The students are: Matthew R. Wingfield of Flint Hill, a junior majoring in communication; Jaclyn E. Dixon of Castleton andAustin J. Burnett of Washington, sophomores majoring in general engineering; and Bennett T. Eastham of Washington, a freshman majoring in university studies.

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