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46 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO WJCC HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 46 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 5th at Lafayette High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by Monarch Bank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $55,925 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school parent teacher student associations, and civic groups.

Each scholarship, for $1,000 or more, is for students' post-high school educational pursuits. Scholarships were awarded in consideration of these factors: curriculum difficulty, class rank, extra-curricular activities, application essay, and financial need. Students received the following scholarships:

Benjamin Andrews (L): General Fund
Ayouob Baaddi (W): The Kiwanis Club of the Colonial Capital
Catherine Breen (W): General Fund
Katelyn Call (W): Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Vivian Carvajal (J): General Fund
Shane Chaffin (W): Ann and James Yankovich Memorial
Jake Clark (L): Monarch Bank
Madeline Clevinger (J): Trevor J. Times Memorial
Ashleigh Clough (W): Andrea Sartain Memorial
Shaye Doherty (W): Monarch Bank
Tim Felbinger (J): Monarch Bank
William Friedrichs (J): Ray Freed Memorial
Deepa Ghmire (W): Joann Bierenbaum Memorial
Adam Godwin (W): Mike and Amy Watson Workforce Credentials
Haley Griffith (W): Henry S. Branscome, Sr. Memorial
Connor Grubbs (J): Kathleen O'Hare Doster Memorial
Nicole Harney (J): General Fund
Tawni Hatcher (L): Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Hannah Hrncir (W): Bruce K. and Joan H. Goodwin Memorial
Sean Hubbard (J): Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Maura Hyland (J): Jamestown High School PTSA
Alexandra Kemper (J): The Robert E. Kiley Family
John Li (W): Charles and Heather Rawson Memorial
Luc Lipcius (L): Lafayette High School PTSA
Autumn Liu (W): Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Bradley Mahaffey (J): Nick Paskiewicz (Class of 2008) Memorial
Kenton McDonough (W): Warhill High School PTSA
Addison Mooradian (L): Bette Williams Memorial Birthday Club
Wendy Mu (W): General Fund
Erin Mullen (W): Barbara Flynn Memorial
Donggun Oh (J): Friends of Green Spring
Eleanor Patrinely (W): The Swain Fund for Engineering
Abbey Potter (L) : Rose P. Rose Memorial
Alexis Prassis (W): Julia Everts Memorial
Griffin Schobel (L): Margaret Karene O'Hare Memorial
Hayley Schulz (W): Charles H. Koch, Jr. Memorial
Caroline Schweitzer (L): Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Noah Scruggs (J): LTC Stuart A. MacKenzie Memorial
Samantha Snyder (W): Geoffrey H. Boerner Memorial
George Stathpoulos (J): General Fund
Connor Swain (J): Community Service
Samantha Tiffany (J): Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Alexis Tisdale (J): Wilma Register Sharp (Longwood University)
Braden Troy Wilson (W): The Swain Fund for Basketball with High Scholastic Achievement
Lia Weisflog (J): Eloise B. Agee Honorary
Cristobal Yanez (L): Park S. Rouse, Jr. Memorial

(J) - Jamestown High School (L) - Lafayette High School (W) - Warhill High School

The WJCC Scholarship Fund of the Williamsburg Community Foundation is a community-wide effort to recognize the accomplishments of our students as they graduate from Williamsburg-James City County public high schools and support their further educational achievements. Individuals, civic organizations, and companies can sponsor a Named Scholarship by contributing a minimum of $1,000. Non-discriminatory selection criteria may be established by the sponsor. Named scholarships may be given in the name of the donor (individual or business), in honor of a designated individual, or in memory of a designated individual. In addition, individuals who wish to make a gift in any amount may do so by contributing directly to the WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation.

The Williamsburg Community Foundation is a collection of gifts from generous local citizens, mostly invested in long-term endowment funds, that will benefit our community forever. Each fund provides grantmaking dollars for community needs. Since 1999, the Foundation has distributed $6.9 million for grants and scholarships combined. Like all community foundations, WCF is overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in knowing our community's needs. The Foundation serves as a philanthropic center where donors may set up their professionally managed personal funds without incurring the expense involved in establishing a private Foundation.
For more information, please visit WilliamsburgCommunityFoundation.org.

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