The Josephine School Community Museum proudly presented its seventh annual scholarship awards to African-American graduates of Clarke County High School on Sunday, June 5 at 2:00, at the Museum. Cynthia Butler, Director, Policy Accountability at the US Department of Education gave special remarks. Ms. Butler also presented the Scholarship Certificates to the recipients. The scholarships are provided to all African-American graduates who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college/ university. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s university. This year, $1,000 will be given this fall to the educational institutions for each of the four African-American graduates of CCHS, class of 2011 that have been accepted to a four-year university.
The 2011 scholarship recipients are:
Rondell Anderson of Berryville, VA Shenandoah University – Winchester, VA
Amir Banks of Bluemont, VA Southern Virginia University – Buena Vista, VA
Andrea Gaither of Inwood, WV Marshall University – Huntington, WV
Destiny Thomas of Berryville, VA Shepherd University – Shepherdstown, WV
Dorothy P, Davis, Museum Board president, said: “The Museum is proud to make this effort to assist African-American graduates of Clarke County High School in their pursuit of higher education at a four year university.”