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2016 Shenandoah Scholars Recognized

2016 Shenandoah Scholars Recognized
Posted on 06/03/2016
Congratulations!

Shenandoah County Public Schools’  2016 Shenandoah Scholars were recognized on May 24 at a luncheon held at Triplett Tech in Mt. Jackson, Virginia.  In addition to the honor of having been selected a Shenandoah Scholar, each of the recipients received a $1,000 scholarship.


“We are here for one reason--to celebrate the accomplishments of our top high school students,” announced Cynthia Page, Director of Finance for Shenandoah County Public   “These students  were selected based on character, academic achievement, and school and community involvement.”   


“To our honorees -- congratulations,” Ms. Page continued.  “We are proud of all you’ve accomplished from your efforts. Cynthia Page J.K. Rowling, who wrote the famous Harry Potter books that were likely a part of your growing up years, said, “We do not need magic to change the world.  We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.”  We urge you to take that power and get busy!  Imagine a better world, a better country,  a better community -- and make it happen. Believe me, we are eager to hear of the things you will do and where your powerful imagination will lead  you.”  

Dr. Jeremy Raley, Superintendent of Shenandoah County Public Schools, also congratulated the Shenandoah Scholars on their accomplishments.  “You have proven yourself to be the top academic students in our school division.  I applaud you for all of the work that you have done to reach this level of academic success”.  

The Shenandoah Community Foundation provided the luncheon and, through the  Shenandoah Scholars Scholarships, funded twenty-five of the twenty-seven awards given to students.   ShenTel sponsored the Shenandoah Scholars scholarship given to Nicole Baker, a senior at Central High School.   Another Scholarship was sponsored by the Lawrence Lucas Foundation and was awarded to Nayelik Juarez, a senior at Stonewall Jackson High School.  

 Nicole Baker with Chris French Chris French, president of Shentel, presented the Shentel Scholarship to Nicole Baker, a senior at Central High School.

 Nayeli Juarez
Michael Dorman, principal at Stonewall Jackson High School, was proud to present the Lawrence Lucas Scholarship to Nayeli Juarez, a Stonewall Jackson HS senor.  

The Shenandoah Scholars Program was established in 1962 as the Citizens’ Scholarship Program.  To ensure its permanence, the Program was turned over to the Shenandoah Community Foundation in the year 2000.  The Shenandoah Community Foundation, a tax-free, non-profit, public foundation was established in 1999 with the mission:  “Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter.”  


Tuesday’s awards program was attended by the students, their parents, secondary principals and guidance counselors, members of the School Board and the Board of Supervisors, SCPS Central office administrators, and representatives of the Shenandoah Community Foundation.


Cynthia Page, with the assistance of Betty Laughlin, School Board Office Account Specialist, organized and coordinated this event.  Photos are by Betsy Bushong, School Board Office, Technology Department.  


Each of the secondary principals presented plaques and the scholarship checks to the Shenandoah Scholars graduating from their schools.  Individual and group photos are below.


2016 Central HS Shenandoah Scholars Central High School Shenandoah Scholars 2016 Back row (left to right): Melissa Hensley, Kaitlyn Stogsdill, Heydi Rosales, Ashton Duncan, Zackary Broy, Lauran Baker, Sam Snarr Front row (left to right): Alexis Keller, Katelyn Dill, Nicole Baker, Gracie Bailey
 Gracie Bailey (CHS)
Gracie L. Bailey
Virginia Tech
Animal and Poultry Science



Lauren Baker
Lauran S. Baker
Lord Fairfax Community College
Transfer to University
Elementary Education & Interdisciplinary Studies


 Nicole R. Baker
Nicole R. Baker
Shentel Scholarship
University of Virginia
Special Education with focus on Speech Pathology
 Zackary Broy
Zackary A. Broy
Liberty University
Music and Worship Studies
Concentration in Youth Ministries
 Katelyn Dill
Katelyn N. Dill
Lynchburg College
Music Education

 Ashton Duncan
Ashton T. Duncan
Virginia Tech
Animal & Poultry Science

 Alexis Keller
Alexis H. Keller
Lord Fairfax Community College
Finish Associates in one year
Transfer to Virginia Tech

 Heydi Rosales
Heydi M. Rosales
Lord Fairfax Community College
Phlebotomy and General Studies
Transfer to University
Physical Assistant
 Sam Snarr
Sam S. Snarr
Lord Fairfax Community College
General Studies
Coast Guard Academy
 Kaitlyn Stogsdill
Kaitlyn R. Stogsdill
Oklahoma State University
General Studies/Undecided

 


SHS Group 2

Strasburg High School
Shenandoah Scholars 2016
Back row (left to right):  Morgan Saeler, Kelsey Jenkins, Faith Ritenour, Rachel Funkhouser, Ashley Yanego
Front row (left to right):   Heather Knave, Kelsey Jenkins, Sarah Peer, Isabel Davis
Isabel R. Davis
Isabel R. Davis
Virginia Tech
Engineering
 Ashley N. Yanego
Ashley N. Yanego
Virginia Tech
Forestry Major
Agriculture Education Minor


 Sarah J. Peer
Sarah J. Peer
Marymount University
Business Administration
Rachel M. Funkhouser
Rachel M. Funkhouser 
Old Dominion Uhiversity
International Studies
 Carey A. Scott
Carey A. Scott
Shepherd University
Special Education
 Faith S. Ritenour
Faith S. Ritenour
Christopher Newport University


 Heather D. Knave
Heather D. Knave
Radford University
Criminal Justice
 Kelsey E. Jenkins
Kelsey E. Jenkins
Randolph College
Occupational Therapy




SJHS Group with Mr. Dorman
Stonewall Jackson High School Shenandoah Scholars 2016
Mike Dorman,  Principal 
Back row (left to right):  Michael Dorman, Joseph Hinkle
Front row (left to right):   Mattie Roy, Michael Knauff, Nayeli Juarez, Rachel Friedenberg (not pictured--Elizabeth Moomaw)
Rachael L. Friedenberg
Rachel L. Friedenberg
University of Mary Washington
History/Environmental Science
 
Joseph T. Hinkle
Joseph T. Hinkle
University of Virginia
History
 Nayelil E. Juarez
Nayeli E. Juarez
Lawrence Lucas Scholarship
James Madison University
Occupational Therapy
Michael A. Knauff
Michael A. Knauff
University of Florida
Communications ( Broadcast Journalism)
 Elizabeth Moomaw
Elizabeth S. Moomaw 
Unable to attend
Virginia Tech
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
 
Mattie A. Roy
Mattie A. Roy
University of Virginia
Psychology



Triplett Tech Shenandoah Scholars
Triplett Tech
Shenandoah Scholars 2016
Back row:  Connie Pangle, Arthur Richel
Front row (left to right):  Kayla Kibler, Maggie Frasure

  Maggie Frasure
Maggie Frasure
Lord Fairfax Community College
Business
 
 Kayla Kibler
Kayla Kibler
Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte, NC)
Baking & Pastry
 Arthur Richel
Arthur Richel
Lord Fairfax Community College &
Working full time at Shenandoah Technology Systems as a Computer/Networking Technician

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