The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County awarded 30 scholarships to high school graduates and college students from the area for the 2019-2020 academic year.
There are 15 named scholarships and 15 presented by the League in general. Each recipient receives $1,000.
The Charity League, which was established in 1931, says that its goal is promote growth and development of children through education and health programs.
Recipients were chosen by the scholarship committee on the basis of college plans, financial need, grade-point average, community involvement and service and recommendations from their high school or college counselors.
The Dr. Samuel Newman Scholarships were awarded to Samantha Bowes and Kaitlin Brown. These scholarships were given in 1976 in honor of the late Dr. Samuel Newman of Danville, who conducted pediatric clinics in Martinsville in the late 1930s.
Bowes is the daughter of Merinda Easley of Martinsville and will attend Meredith College. Brown is the daughter of Mike and Michelle Brown of Ridgeway and will attend Converse College.
Sarah Childress, daughter of Tony and Kimberly Childress of Martinsville, received the Virginia Walker Hamlet Scholarship. She will attend Virginia Union University.
The Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of deceased Charity League members, was awarded to Sydney Clark, daughter of Michael Clark and Amy Fain of Bassett. She will attend the University of Virginia at Wise.
The Founders’ Scholarship, first given in 1976 in honor of the Charity League’s charter members, was awarded to Ceirra Clark, daughter of David and Lisa Clark of Collinsville. She will attend Virginia Tech.
The Sustainer Scholarship was given to Nigal Davis, son of Robert Davis and Sheryle Jones of Martinsville. He will attend the University of Virginia.
Hannah Mitchell received the Blue Ridge Scholarship. She is the daughter of Jay and Delta Mitchell of Ridgeway and she will attend Emory and Henry University.
The Adele Pannill Scholarship was awarded to Jose Hairston, son of Deborah Hairston of Martinsville. He will attend Lee University.
Hailey Kancherla received the Catherine Pannill Scholarship. She is the daughter of Rachel Kancherla of Collinsville. She will attend the University of Virginia.
The Adele Pannill Carter Charitable Trust Scholarships were awarded to Hanna Kendrick, Tyler Lawless and Murray “Elli” McGovern, Kendrick is the daughter of Timothy and Elaine Kendrick of Spencer. She will attend William and Mary College. Lawless is the son of Jason Lawless and Vivian Anderson of Martinsville. He will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. McGovern is the daughter of Carole McGovern and Scott Youmans of Martinsville. She will attend the University of Virginia.
Jessica Miller received the Jett Carter Groves Scholarship. She is the daughter of Harry and Martha Miller of Bassett. She will attend the University of Virginia.
The Martinsville Henry County Garden Club scholarship was awarded to Ethan Luther, son of Tim and Cherie Luther of Martinsville. He will attend Virginia Tech.
The Howard Stone Renewable Scholarship was awarded to Mohammad Farooq, the son of Farooq Zahir and Zunaira Farooq of Ridgeway. He will attend the University of Virginia.
The Charity League also awarded 15 additional scholarships:
- Micah Montgomery, son of Kirk and Emily Montgomery of Collinsville. He will attend Liberty University.
- Frances Parker, daughter of Terry and Andrew Parker of Martinsville. She will attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
- Rebecka Perez, daughter of Alejandra Perez of Bassett. She will attend the University of Virginia.
- Katherine Priddy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Priddy of Martinsville. She will attend Roanoke College.
- Ashley Quezada daughter of Adrianna Zuniga of Fieldale. She will attend Virginia Tech.
- Jimmy Rea, son of William Rea and Angela Stowe of Collinsville. He will attend George Mason University.
- William Seiy, son of Eric and Lisa Seiy of Axton. He will attend Patrick Henry Community College.
- Amanda Shemro, daughter of Suzanna Shemro of Ridgeway. She will attend Longwood University.
- Celia Shively, daughter of Tracey Shively of Martinsville. She will attend the University of Mary Washington.
- Shane Spencer of Martinsville will attend Old Dominion University.
- Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Carol and Ronnie Stone of Axton. She will attend the University of Virginia
- Jacob Taylor, son of Jeff Taylor of Axton. He will attend the University of Virginia.
- Myiah Terry, niece of Holly Needy of Collinsville. She will attend George Mason University.
- Khalil Travis, son of Renata Hairston and Dante Travis of Martinsville. He will attend Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Tyrese Vaughn, son of Jennifer Vaughn of Martinsville. He will attend E
mory and Henry University.