DEVELOPING COMMUNITY LEADERS AWARD

Eligibility & Intent: These 1-year scholarships, of at least $1,000 each, will be awarded to graduating students from high schools within Hanover County, VA (public or private) to be used towards further education. Applicants must intend to continue their education with an accredited two or four-year college, university, junior college, or a vocational training program. Awards will be given to applicants who intend to pursue a business, trade, or leadership related field (such as business administration, marketing, political science, international relations, a skilled trade, etc.) or have a personal interest in entrepreneurship. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. This grant is made possible through Camptown Charities and the Hanover Chamber Foundation donors.

Due Date: Friday, April 2, 2021. Please submit physical applications to your school Guidance/Career Office or electronic applications by email to foundation@hanoverchamberva.com.

Career Counselor Contacts (Public Schools) Atlee and Patrick Henry High Schools: Shannon P. Edwards > spedwards@hcps.usLee Davis and Hanover High Schools:  April Corbin  > acorbin@hcps.us; Grace Christian School: Kim King KKing@grace-school.net.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021

DEVELOPING COMMUNITY LEADERS AWARD RECIPIENTS!

Each of the four $1,500 scholarships listed below are made possible through the financial support of Camptown Charities and Foundation donors - we are so very grateful for their continued partnership. 

        • Ciara Curnutt, Mechanicsville High School: Ciara’s strong academics paired with energy and interests beyond the classroom - to athletics, community service and more – will surely enable her future success.
        • Caleb Riener, Patrick Henry High School: Caleb is an outstanding scholar with a diverse set of interests. His well-written, good-humored essays and clear leadership capabilities set him apart.
        • Riley Smith, Atlee High School: Riley’s intrinsic capacity to care for and think of others show a future leader who understands the value of community. Her adaptability, focus and drive are inspiring.
        • Stephen Wiecek, Atlee High School: Stephen has already shown himself to be a leader in many ways. His broad experience coupled with his academic success and self-determination are encouraging. 

This year we hope to celebrate with students and their families at a summer event, as we have in previous years, though this will depend on the pandemic conditions. The Hanover Chamber Foundation congratulates all scholarship nominees and the 2021 recipients – we are fortunate to have so many outstanding students in our county!

RECIPIENT HALL OF FAME

2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS


Megan Brooks, Lee-Davis HS:Megan is an accomplished scholar and athlete whose application and recommendation show strong leadership skills, a desire to learn and the ability to grow.

Cady Cordle, Lee-Davis HS:Cady’s driven spirit, gift for collaboration and hope for a stronger community set her apart and will surely enable her future success.

Sofia Fischbach, Patrick Henry HS:Sofia is a motivated and entrepreneurially minded student. Her artistic ability and commitment to her studies is inspiring.

Kayla Maxey, Patrick Henry HS:Kayla is an outstanding scholar with a well-rounded set of interests. Her self-determination and natural leadership qualities are apparent and encouraging.

Sara Paige Mudd, Atlee HS:Sara Paige’s leadership abilities and creativity, on and off the stage, demonstrate an adaptable student who also cares for her community.

Tyler Waldman, Atlee HS:Tyler is already a leader within his DECA and volunteer efforts, and his interest in a business degree will unquestionably be pursued with the same energy and heart.

This year we celebrated with students and their families at a private, pandemic-conscious dinner. The Hanover Chamber Foundation congratulates all scholarship nominees and the 2020 recipients – we are fortunate to have so many outstanding students in our county!



2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Atlee HS: Zachary Boyd Zachary’s interest in developing his own leadership skills, through DECA and as an Eagle Scout, and an understanding of the value of entrepreneurship demonstrate a well-rounded student who is also very attentive to his studies.

Hanover HS: Rachel Andrzejewski Rachel’s impressive academics, athleticism, and a well-written essay set her apart. The longevity and intensity of her participation in focused activities displays great commitment and time management. 

Lee-Davis HS: Ashlyn Doane Ashlyn is an accomplished scholar and athlete whose application and recommendation show strong leadership skills. Her ability to ask questions and desire for collaboration set her apart and will enable her future success.

Patrick Henry HS: Mary Holland Mary’s application demonstrates a motivated and entrepreneurial student who is committed to balancing her physical, mental and spiritual self. Her self-determination and awareness paired with an understanding of the importance of inclusion make her a natural leader.

2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Atlee HS: Colin DonohueColin’s application shows a well-rounded student attentive to his studies while participating in community activities. His employment experience, numerous leadership roles and a strong essay focused on the value of entrepreneurship set him apart.

Lee-Davis HS: Parker SpearParker is an accomplished scholar and athlete whose application and recommendation show strong leadership skills. A creative essay about his passion, golf, demonstrated personal growth and a desire to pursue business management.

Hanover HSHannah DavisHannah’s impressive academic performance, well-written essay and a clear desire to be a leader in her community are notable. The longevity of her participation in various activities displays great commitment and self-awareness.

Patrick Henry HS: Adela NovakisAdela is well-versed in balancing academics, athletics, volunteering and personal interest. The variety in her activities and employment shows a wonderful energy to gain leadership experience useful for any future endeavor.



2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Atlee HS: Jessica Roberson Jessica’s reviewer scores show excellent ratings in all categories. Her academic strength and collegiate goals are promising, and her involvement and leadership roles in clubs and activities demonstrate a strong desire to care for and build up others.

Lee-Davis HS: Pamela Mulvaney Pamela is in the top 3 of her class while also demonstrating a clear desire to be active in her community. She has held numerous leadership positions during high school, and her recommendation notes her state-level successes in research and public awareness projects.

Hanover HS: Hunter Sparanga Hunter’s application shows a well-rounded student attentive to his studies while participating in community activities. A strong and creative essay, focused on his view of leaders as trail makers and leadership as a tool for community betterment, set him apart.

Patrick Henry HS: Madison Brown Madison is a scholar, athlete, leader and volunteer. The longevity of her participation in various activities displays great commitment. Her letter of recommendation included the descriptors “dependable, conscientious and motivated”, which showed through in her essay. 

2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS

AtleeHS: Prakrit Shukla Prakrit’s reviewer score shows excellent ratings in all categories. He is currently ranked 1 in his class, works as a tutor, shows strong leadership ability and a desire to pursue business. His reviewer said Prakrit’s was the ‘best essay’ of the bunch.

Lee-Davis HS: Nicholas Reisenweaver Nicholas stood out because of his well-rounded application. He is a good student and is involved in activities both in and outside of school, but it was his desire and interest in entrepreneurship that set him apart. This includes starting a small-business, Moo-Rise Landscaping, which he has been operating for 5 yrs.

Hanover HS: David Dustin David is in the top 5 of his class and has shown strong participation in activities both in an out of school, in addition to gaining paid work experience. His expressed desire to help others succeed was seen in both his essay and his recommendation. The reviewer also noted his positive attitude came through in the application and agrees that this is a skill that will serve him well.

Patrick Henry HS: Olivia Phillips Just as her recommendation noted, “Olivia’s leadership record is remarkable” especially for a HS student. She excelled in each assessed area, is in the top 10 of her class, and submitted a very strong essay. Olivia plans to be a pre-law student and wants to pursue advocacy law and political science.


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