‘Oscar’ scholarships awarded

Published 9:29 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Scholarship Oscar goes to …

The stars of the evening were brightly shining May 1 as Davie Community Foundation awarded 84 scholarships to 62 students in the class of 2017.

High school seniors from across Davie County gathered with their families and foundation donors at the Brock Performing Arts Center. This year, the foundation will award $186,470 in scholarships to high school and college students.

Hosts were Jane Simpson, foundation president and CEO, and Dr. Joel Edwards, foundation chair. They introduced one by one foundation board members, who described the “Scholarship Oscars”. Each presentation ended with the opening of an envelope announcing “the Scholarship Oscar goes to…” bringing about surprise and excitement as names were read and trophies presented.

“It was a wonderfully exciting evening for everyone,” Simpson said. Sponsors were: BB&T, Donald Bowles, CPA, Cathy and Grady McClamrock Jr.,  Dr. and Mrs. Bill Steed, Hillsdale Dental,  Dr. and Mrs. James Bumgarner,  Hillsdale Real Estate Group and Darlene and Phil Fuller.

The class of 2017 is a competitive group of students, as scholarship committees selected from 129 applicants. Now in its 29th year, the Davie Community Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to residents of Davie County. Sixty-nine endowed scholarships are administered by the foundation, with four first-time scholarships being awarded this year.

In addition to the high school recipients awarded at the Oscars, 20 college students received awards.  Scholarships have a variety of criteria and focuses set by the donors who establish them.

For more information about existing scholarship endowments or about establishing new ones, visit www.daviefoundation.org or contact Jane Simpson at 336-753-6903; jsimpson@daviefoundation.org.   

2017 scholarships were awarded to high school recipients:

• Angie Slabach Scholarship – Erin Gniewek.

• B. Edwin Boger Family Scholarship, Matthew Forrest.

• Bobby Staley Memorial Band Scholarship, Chelsea Strange.

• C.J. Mullens Scholarship, Makayla Beal.

• Christian Shane Fleming Memorial Scholarship, Charlie Chapman.

• Coach Ron Kirk Memorial Scholarship, Thomas Trader.

• Community Scholarship, James Boyle, George Haire, Heath Slabach.

• Crenshaw Family Scholarship, Rebekah Santis.

• CW & Barbara Allen Scholarship, Jennifer Ngo.

• Davie County Crosby Scholarship, Anna Jones, Michael Sparks, Joseph Sprinkle, Taylor Walton.

• Davie County Education Scholarship, Dana Adams.

• Davie County Training School – CDHS Reunion, Kalyx Lyons, Kala Stokes.

• Davie High Class of 1959 Scholarship, Hannah Dix, Julian Hunter, Matthew Nesbit, Rebekah Santis.

• Davie High Class of 1962 Scholarship, Kendra Carter.

• Davie High Class of 1963 Scholarship, Makayla Beal.

• Davie High Class of 1974 Scholarship, Victoria Shoaf.

• Davie High Class of 1976 Scholarship, Hunter Hendrix.

• Diana Springer Scholarship Trust, Charlie Chapman, Emily Clark, Julia Vaughan-Jones.

• Dianne and Allen Snipes Family Scholarship, Lyndsay Crotts.

• Dorothy Rucker Graham Scholarship, Jay Davis, Abigail Hines.

• Effie Ruth Dorsett Scholarship, Lauren Beauchamp.

• Hanes Smith Scholarship, Morgan Galliher.

• Helen C. Gantt Memorial Scholarship, Dana Adams.

• Helen Page Crenshaw Scholarship, Collin Weatherman.

• Hillsdale Real Estate Group Scholarship, Laurel Hecht.

• Huston “Jim” Frye and Vickie Frye Scholarship, Nicholas Mathes.

• Jackie Lee Nichols Memorial Scholarship, Micah Kluttz, Mary Ellen Lewis.

• James and Esther Wall Scholarship, Kamryn Harris.

• James E. and Lelia N. Essic Scholarship, Lauren Beauchamp, Samuel Bowles,  Matthew  Forrest, Erin Gniewek, Maria Roa.

• James Illing Scholarship, James Boyle.

• James McGuire Scholarship, Claudia Solis.

• Jerry Lynn Berrier Scholarship, Foster Johnson.

• Jim Bremer Memorial Scholarship, Jessica Gillespie.

• Jim Tutterow Memorial Scholarship, Loren Myers.

• Joe Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Sarah Gosnell.

• Judge George Fuller Memorial Scholarship, Laurel Hecht.

• Louise Stroud/Jessie Stroud Hinkle Music Scholarship, Caleb Lanning.

•Mallmark Eagle Scout Scholarship, William Penley.

• Marvin Lester Williams Scholarship, Ali Guttenberg.

• Mary Wilson Stone Rodwell Scholarship, Sara Seaford.

• Miller Building and Remodeling Scholarship, Hunter Thurlo.

• Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134 Scholarship, Matthew Forrest.

• North Davie Ruritan Scholarship, McKenzie Barneycastle, Victoria Nelson, K’lea Parks,  Katie White.

•Odell and Dorothy Williams Scholarship, Ali Guttenberg.

•Phyllis Potter Leadership in Education Scholarship, Kamryn Harris.

• Richard and Elaine Williams Scholarship, Nancy Shoaf.

• Rosa and James Clyde Cook Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Jason Akers.

• Rotary Club of Mocksville Scholarship, Luke Carter, Savannah Everett, Laurel Hecht, Ashton Mann, Claire Myers.

• Roy and Ruth Eldridge Scholarship, Delaney Smith, William Penley, Jordan Smith, Katie White

• Ruby Morris Markland Memorial Scholarship, Lauren Beauchamp.

• Samuel P. Hall Memorial Scholarship, Lakyn Halliday.

• Spurgeon Goss Memorial Scholarship, Matthew Nesbit.

• The Extra Mile, Daric Beiter Scholarship, Savannah Everett, Nicolas Mathes.

• Tom Cowden Memorial Scholarship, Hunter Hendrix.

• White-Martin Scholarship, Hannah Dix, Robert Jones.