The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to 62 Surry County students in a recent ceremony, followed by a reception, held at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on Surry Community College’s campus.
Students, their parents, and school administrators from Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Elkin City school systems joined Surry Community College representatives who recognized the achievements of the scholarship recipients.
John Coad Westra, a 2006 Armfield Scholarship alumnus, and Armfield Foundation President E. Bedford Cannon and the Foundation’s Executive Director Mindy Oakley attended as guest speakers with each sharing words of congratulation and encouragement.
Westra, who works as human resources director for Phillips Van Heusen, encouraged recipients to give back to their community as volunteers. Armfield Foundation board members Adair Armfield, E. Bedford Cannon, and David Sprinkle along with foundation staff member Diana Hedgspeth attended as guests. Cannon addressed the group inspiring students to use this scholarship opportunity to fully engage in the learning process and to develop an awareness of the world around them.
Dr. Myra Cox, superintendent of Elkin City Schools; Dr. Kim Morrison, 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:
Mount Airy High School: Clayton Cogdill, Logan King, Sarah Lankford, Ricky Lineberry, Kaleb Neal, Shelbey Taylor, Anna Wagoner and Samantha Willard.
East Surry High School: Kendall Beck, Elizabeth Hall, Britney Inman, Kaylie Jessup, Kaitlin Koons, Mikayla Manuel, Sandra Martin, Megan Pleimann, Jonathan Tarn and Karleigh Tate.
North Surry High School: Cassie Barker, Rebecca Bowes, Brenda Cabrera, Josh Conner, Caleb Cooke, Jerrik Giesbers, Kelly Hunsucker, Haley Keck, Jessy Nichols, Kendal Tucker and Cassidy Willard.
Surry Central High School: Rachel Coffey, Sunny Darlington, Jessica Doby, Riley Dockery, Lora McDevitt, Cheyanne Parker, Cortni-Morgan Snow, Abigail Stroud and Noah Weaver.
Surry Early College High School of Design: Deanna Brown, Austin Cockerham, Christina Conzone, Taylor Hall, Jade Hazelwood, Sadie Hooker, George Poplin, Edgar Rodriguez, Brianna Speight, Haley Spurlin and Caroline Willard.
Surry Community College: Trenton Day, Carly Johnson, Antonio Mata Jr. and Hannah Shelton.
Elkin High School: Cameron Beals, Jacob Bellia, Jackson Carter, Kenya Easter, Harrison Hall, Reagan Parks, Isaac Powell, Alyssa Shores and Madison Timmerman.