Davie students earn ‘Scholarship Oscars’

Published 10:42 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

The stars of the evening were brightly shining April 19 as Davie Community Foundation awarded 78 scholarships to 65 students in the class of 2018.

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 $186,115 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 and guests, who described the “Scholarship Oscars”. Each presentation ended with the opening of an envelope announcing “the Scholarship Oscar goes to…” bringing about a great deal of surprise and excitement as names were read and trophies presented.

Sponsors were BB&T, Donald Bowles, Cathy and Grady McClamrock Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Bill Steed, Hillsdale Dental, Dr. and Mrs. James Bumgarner and Darlene and Phil Fuller.

“The class of 2018 is a competitive group of students, as scholarship committees selected from 154 applicants,” Simpson said.

Now in its 30th year, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to residents of Davie County. Seventy-one endowed scholarships are administered by the foundation, with five first-time scholarships being awarded this year.

In addition to the high school recipients awarded at the Oscars, 22 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.   

2018 Scholarships awarded to high school recipients:

• Angie Slabach Scholarship – Jessica Navarro;

•Austin Ryan Carter Memorial Scholarship – Carson Prim;

• B. Edwin Boger Family Scholarship – Jacob Rhyne;

• Bobby Staley Memorial Band Scholarship – Aaron Locklear;

• C.J. Mullens Scholarship – Destiny Anders;

• Coach Ron Kirk Memorial Scholarship – Hunter Strickland;

• Community Scholarship – Emma Allen, Katina Marshall;

• Crenshaw Family Scholarship – Jennifer Granadero;

• CW & Barbara Allen Scholarship – Will Southern, Ben Southern;

• Davie County Crosby Scholarship – Laura Cain, Anna Devereaux, David  Morton;

• Davie County Training School – Central Davie HS Reunion – Travis Barker, Isaac Click;

• Davie High Class of 1959 Scholarship – Amelia Correll;

• Davie High Class of 1962 Scholarship – Alex  Crotts;

• Davie High Class of 1963 Scholarship  – Charleigh Phillips;

• Davie High Class of 1966 Scholarship  – Katina Marshall

Davie High Class of 1974 Scholarship – Matthew McKnight;

• Davie High Class of 1976 Scholarship – Mekenna Boswell;

• Diana Springer Scholarship Trust – Hannah Etter;

• Diana Springer Scholarship Trust – Sarah Impellizeri;

• Dianne and Allen Snipes Family Scholarship – Morgan Garner;

• Dorothy Rucker Graham Scholarship – Shelby Gordy;

• Dr. David L. Gilbreath Scholarship – Amber Bostic;

• Effie Ruth Dorsett Scholarship – Jennifer Granadero;

• Hanes Smith Scholarship – Ben Southern;

• Hanes Smith Scholarship – Will Southern;

• Helen C. Gantt Memorial Education Scholarship – Emily Chambers;

• Helen Page Crenshaw Scholarship – Morgan Bumgarner;

• Hillsdale Real Estate Group Scholarship – Landon Bandy;

• Huston “Jim” Frye and Vickie Frye Scholarship – Cody Smith;

• Jackie Lee Nichols Memorial Scholarship – Briannah Freyer;

• James E. and Lelia N. Essic Scholarship – Haley Bulatko, Jennifer Granadero, Kaitlyn Lipscomb, Sara Stanley, Brittany Tate;

• James Illing Scholarship – Preston Robertson;

• James McGuire Scholarship – Avery Boudreau;

• Jerry Lynn Berrier Scholarship – Madison Kassel;

• Jim Bremer Memorial Scholarship – Thara Wagner;

• Jim Tutterow Memorial Scholarship – Aubree Privat;

• Jimmy Booe Football Scholarship – Kinston Whitener;

• Joe Phillips Memorial Scholarship – Lilli Butterfield;

• Louise Stroud/Jessie Stroud Hinkle Music Scholarship –  Taylor Smith;

• MALLMARK Eagle Scout Scholarship – Benton Marklin;

• Marv and Mary V. Dickerson Scholarship – Emma Dixon;

• Marv and Mary V. Dickerson Scholarship – Jacob Rhyne;

• Marv and Mary V. Dickerson Scholarship – Claire Wallace;

• Marvin Lester Williams Scholarship – Jessica Navarro;

• Miller Building and Remodeling Scholarship – Ben  Summers;

• Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134 Scholarship – Patrycja Leszczuk;

• North Davie Ruritan Scholarship – Karla Gamez;

• North Davie Ruritan Scholarship – Isaac Miller;

• North Davie Ruritan Scholarship – Joshua Shore;

• North Davie Ruritan Scholarship – Ben Summers;

• Odell and Dorothy Williams Scholarship – Madison Dezarn;

• Phyllis Potter Leadership in Education Scholarship – Jennifer Granadero;

• Richard and Elaine Williams Scholarship – Madison Dezarn;

• Rosa and James Clyde Cook, Sr. Memorial Scholarship – Andrew Blake Johnson;

• Rotary Club of Mocksville Scholarship – Samantha Smith;

• Rotary Club of Mocksville Scholarship – Jill Staley;

• Rotary Club of Mocksville Scholarship – Shelby  Williford;

• Roy and Ruth Eldridge Scholarship – Anna Allen;

• Roy and Ruth Eldridge Scholarship – Grace Nixon;

• Roy and Ruth Eldridge Scholarship – Tyler Zichmund;

• Ruby Morris Markland Memorial Scholarship – Emily Chambers;

• Samuel P. Hall Memorial Scholarship – Cindy Calix;

• Spurgeon Goss Memorial Scholarship –  Broc Barnette;

• The Extra Mile, Daric Beiter Scholarship – Matthew McKnight;

• The Extra Mile, Daric Beiter Scholarship – Michelle Werbeck;

• Tom Cowden Memorial Scholarship  – Mateusz Lipnicki;

• Web & Virginia Lard Scholarship – Jennifer Johnson; and

• White-Martin Scholarship – Patrycja Leszczuk.