Area students receive $1K to aid their start as Hokies

Published 11:49 am Saturday, November 11, 2023

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Seven students from Southampton High School and two from Greensville County High School were awarded scholarships at the Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter’s annual Moses Clements Scholarship Dinner held at The Hubs Vine in Franklin on July 31.

“This year we were able to award nine $500 scholarships to students attending Virginia Tech from our area,” Club Scholarship Chair Katie Richardson said to a large crowd at the dinner. “These scholarships were made possible through the hard work and dedication of our board and support from our community.”

She later added, “The recipients don’t know this, but in addition to the $500 scholarship we awarded, we’re giving each of them a $200 gift card to the university bookstore, plus an additional $300 in January toward the spring semester expenses for a total of $1,000.”

Among the 2023 Moses Clements Memorial Scholarship recipients present at the dinner were Reese Brock, an SHS graduate who is pursuing veterinary medicine; Kamryn Cook, an SHS graduate who is majoring in dairy science; Edy Gardner, who is from Southampton County and transferred from New River Community College to Virginia Tech to study horticulture; Cameron Jenkins, an SHS graduate who is majoring in computer science; Dylan Ogburn, a GCHS graduate who is studying forestry; and Morgan Stanley, a GCHS graduate who is studying wildlife conservation.

Three additional recipients who could not attend the dinner included Southampton High School graduates Mackenzie Beauvais, Avery Bowen and Hunter Taylor.

Ogburn and Stanley were also recipients of the Mack King Memorial Scholarship.