Twenty-one Rappahannock County High School seniors garnered 47 scholarships worth $62,000 at the recent Scholarship Awards assembly held at the high school. Jason Gochenour, RCHS’ director of college guidance, and Dr. Paula Howland, director of the Headwaters Foundation’s Next Step program, organized and officiated at the ceremony that recognized and lauded the students for their hard work and academic success, their leadership within the school, their determination on the playing fields and their exceptional service to their community. Students are heading to college and trade schools all across the country, including four off to the University of Virginia. Congratulations to the RCHS class of 2012!
Senior Candace Rutherford, left, here with her mom and sister Clarissa, was awarded the Headwaters Foundation Lykes-Darden Scholarship, the Mary Beth Williams Memorial Scholarship, the Paul Andrew Nichols Jr. and H.B. Winfrey Scholarship, the Rappahannock County Garden Club Francis J. Leonard Memorial Grant, and a Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors Scholarship.
Joshua Jones receives the Elizabeth Biggs Memorial Scholarship from Next Step Director Dr. Paula Howland.
Bryn Sonnett receives a Greater Piedmont Association of Realtors Scholarship. Also recipient of the Headwaters RPM Scholarship, Sonnett is RCHS’ class of 2012 valedictorian, and will attend the University of Virginia.
Lillian Aylor awards the Julia Boddie Education Scholarships (supporting students pursuing a career in education) to Samantha Ferguson, left, and Keana Burroughs.