8 students to receive Moses Clements Scholarship

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, July 21, 2022

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The Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter will be awarding $500 scholarships to eight area students at its annual Moses Clements Scholarship Dinner on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Golden Leaf Commons in Emporia.

A club news release noted that the scholarship program is named for a beloved local Hokie, Moses Clements, memorializing his dedicated work for years with the local Virginia Tech scholarship program.

Over the last 26-plus years, the Emporia chapter has provided more than $55,000 in scholarships to local students starting their college experience at Virginia Tech.

The students receiving the Moses Clements Scholarship this year are Riley Araojo, Chloe Bunn, Mary Conner, Ashtyn Dunn, Henry Moore, Uraius Obey, Wyatt Roach and Ethan Skinner. 

“Our chapter is so proud to present these scholarships on Aug. 7 to these outstanding students,” club officials stated.

The students are graduates of Southampton High School, Southampton Academy or Greensville County High School.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Virginia Tech football announcer Mike Burnop. He will give an update on the much-anticipated six-game home football season to be held in Blacksburg in front of 66,000 fans. Burnop is a Hall of Fame tight end at Virginia Tech, and his insight coming directly from practices at Virginia Tech is highly anticipated.

The agenda for the evening will start with a happy hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the scholarship presentations. During the happy hour, there will be a raffle along with a silent auction. The evening will conclude with the inside look at the upcoming 2022 Virginia Tech football program with Burnop. 

Golden Leaf Commons is located at 1300 Greensville County Circle, Highway 301 North, Emporia, Virginia 23847.

The Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter has opportunities for sponsoring the scholarship dinner.

To get more details or to make a reservation for dinner, contact club President Matthew Lynch by email at MJL21522@vt.edu or by phone at 434-594-1052.

Send in checks for reservations to Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club c/o Mike Roach, 614 East Lane Drive, Emporia, Virginia, 23847 on or before July 22. All reservations need to be paid in advance.