DOBSON — The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to more than 50 Surry County students in a ceremony held recently at Surry Community College, including 10 from East Surry High School.
Students, their parents, and school administrators from Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Elkin City school systems gathered at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on the campus of SCC. They were joined by college representatives who recognized the outstanding achievements of the scholarship recipients.
Chelsy Beverly Payne, an Armfield Scholarship alumnus and current assistant principal at Tharrington Primary School, addressed the group, sharing her gratitude to the Armfield Foundation for its part in helping her pursue educational and career goals.
Armfield Foundation President E. Bedford Cannon and the foundation’s executive director, Mindy Oakley, gave words of congratulation and encouragement to the scholarship recipients.
Dr. Randy Bledsoe, superintendent of Elkin City Schools; Dr. Don Martin, interim superintendent of Mount Airy City Schools; Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools; and Dr. David Shockley, president of Surry Community College, participated in the scholarship awards to their respective students as follows:
Surry Central: Hugh Atkinson, Kaitlyn Brewer, Kellie Brown, Robert Cochran, Jess Fowler, Marissa Fowler, Katelyn Jones, Hayley Miller, Meredith Pack and Ally Pratt.
Mount Airy: Mathew Eads, Rachel Evans, Madeline Gammons, Walker Hall, Keara Halpren, Jack McCluskey, Emily Snow, Griffin Spencer and William Zeller.
North Surry: Justin Angel, Bailey Atkins, Andrew Cave, Amy Cockerham, Elijah Combs, Brittany Gagne, Alex Jones, Keaton Massey and John Smith.
East Surry: Christopher Brooks, Ben Chilton, Samuel Guy, Bethany Hewett, Meredith Jessup, Staymon Johnson, Blake Marion, Alayna Speer, and Cora Tucker.
Surry Early College and Surry Community College: Sydney Dockery, Cheltsea Golding, Jakob Holt, Vanessa Ibarra, Katherine Knight, Maggie Riggans, Janet Snow, and Hunter Woodie.
Elkin High: Carolyn Blackburn, Matthew Cudd, Tyler Eaton, Ethan Mastin, McKenna Major, Hunter Simmons, Matthew Waddell and Miracle Walters.