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Friday, July 12, 2013
The Franklin County/Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to three 2013 graduates of Franklin County High School who will enter Virginia Tech in the fall. Each will receive $1,000 to be used toward their academic expenses .
Adrianna Wilson, an outstanding student at both FCHS and the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School, plans to study biochemistry and pursue a career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical research. In addition to her academic success, she was captain of the FCHS Math SCAEL Team, participated extensively in the FCHS Model United Nations program, was president of the FCHS Eagles 4-H Club, and was a math tutor for middle school students. Wilson also has been involved in Franklin County 4-H, serving as a camp counselor and volunteering with the Franklin County Cooperative Extension/4-H.
In addition to his academic prowess, Jared Montgomery placed a premium on giving back to his community. He volunteered with the special education gym classes at FCHS, as well as at the local animal shelter, with area blood drives and with his church’s youth group. He also captained the school’s varsity swim team, served as treasurer of the National Honor Society and worked at Bojangles for more than three years during high school. He has been accepted into Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and wants to enter the field of biomedical engineering.
Lauren Nickel, also an outstanding student, was a member of the marching band and the concert & symphonic band each year of high school. She served as a band section leader for two years, mentored band members and was a member of the Piccolo Quintet . She has been accepted into Tech’s College of Engineering.
This is the seventh-consecutive year that the FC/SML VTAA Chapter has awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Franklin County/Smith Mountain Lake region.
For more information, contact Tom Curling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 556-0375.
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