TJCA Burgundy and Gold scholarships presented

Jun. 06, 2013 @ 05:41 AM

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy awarded $10,000 in scholarships from their Burgundy and Gold Scholarship fund during the school’s Awards Day Assembly. The scholarship fund was established two years ago from contributions by parents, faculty, staff and friends of the school.

The $2,500 Burgundy and Gold Scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits a passion for learning, self-motivation and a desire to succeed. Consideration is also given to one’s character, leadership and community involvement. This year’s recipient is Darby Alexa Williams, daughter of Richard and Stephanie Williams of Rutherfordton. Williams plans to attend Davidson College in the fall and major in calculus.

A second $2,500 scholarship is funded by a private donation in memory of Dr. Bertram H. Ross, a teacher at TJCA who passed away in 2012. This scholarship is targeted toward a student who is pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The student should possess a strong work ethic and show consistency and dedication in areas of involvement. The 2012 Dr. Bertram H. Ross Memorial Scholarship recipient is Timothy Talmadge Turner, son of Susan and Todd Turner of Shelby. Turner will attend NC State University and plans to pursue a double major in paper science/engineering and chemical engineering.

The Challenge Scholarship ($2,000) is awarded to a student who has demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming hardship or adversity. The student should possess a desire to succeed and exhibit a love for life in spite of extraordinary obstacles. Hannah Louise Saucier, daughter of Steve and Mia Saucier, is the recipient of the Challenge Scholarship. Saucier plans to attend Davidson College and major in neuroscience.

Students who demonstrated outstanding commitment to TJCA and the Community were considered for the $2,000 Citizenship Scholarship. Special consideration was given to those who possess a desire to help others and have made significant contributions through effective leadership, special skills or talents and community service. This year’s Citizenship Scholarship winner is Devin Jean Sisk, son of David and Jenny Sisk of Rutherfordton. Sisk will attend East Carolina University and major in science education in the fall.

The Wingate University Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded to a deserving student who plans to attend Wingate University. Personal determination, positive attitude, well-rounded personality and consistency in areas of involvement were considerations in selecting the winner. Kathryn Mary Noelle Trimble is the Wingate Scholarship recipient. Trimble will enroll at Wingate in the fall in general studies.