Charlotte County APVA Scholarship Recipient History
The Charlotte County Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) was formed more than 80 years ago to preserve the rich history and heritage of Charlotte County. A scholarship was created in 2004 by the Board of Directors to continue and maintain its pledge of preserving the County’s past for future generations by financing a scholarship for a Charlotte County high school senior or a county resident who is currently enrolled in college, and has at least a 3.0 grade point average, and whose anticipated course of study is related to history, political science, national security, historic preservation, museum studies, and or archaeology. The Scholarship began with the simple name of Charlotte County Branch AVAP Scholarship; however in 2011 after the passing of Mrs. Claudia “Pinky” Bates, a dedicated and loving educator and principal of Central Middle School and longtime member and Past Director of the Branch, the Board elected to name the scholarship in her memory for that year. In 2012, the scholarship was renamed in memory of longtime member and former Board member and a local educator and scholar of local history, Mrs. Frances S. Ramsey. Donations to the scholarship are always welcome and would be greatly appreciated. The future of this fund depends on the generosity of likeminded donors who have a passion for their past, their connections to historic Charlotte County, and the future of the County’s children. If you are interested in making a donation, please feel free to contact Director Cora St. Johnson or the Scholarship Committee Chairman Shane Newcombe.
For 2013, the Frances S. Ramsey Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Leanna “Anna” Grace Richmond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Richmond of Phenix. Anna ranked number three in her graduating class at Randolph-Henry and had an impressive 4.48 grade point average. In the fall, she will be attending the College of William & Mary with an anticipated major in anthropology and classical archaeology. Throughout high school, Anna was very active in softball and volleyball; and was president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and member of the Beta Club.
The following is a list of the scholarship recipients:
2004 – Jessica Pugh (Randolph-Henry)
2005 – Meredith Colley (Randolph-Henry)
2006 – John Fallen (Randolph-Henry) and Lucy Peaden (UVA)
2007 – Thomas Peaden and Jay Howard (Randolph-Henry)
2008 – Lauren Perry (Randolph-Henry) and Benjamin Smith (SVCC)
2009 – Emilee Kiesel (Fuqua School)
2010 – No applicants.
2011 – Alexander Morton (Randolph-Henry)
2012 – Mic Townsend (Fuqua School)
2013 – Anna Richmond (Randolph-Henry)
2014 – No Applicants.
2015 – Chandler Vaughan (Randolph-Henry, FFA State President)
2016 – Greyson Pettus (Randolph-Henry)
2017 – Matthew Myers (Randolph-Henry) and Robert Watkins (William & Mary)
2018 – Stone Tucker (H-SC/Fuqua School) and Lydia Davis (CNU/Randolph-Henry)
2019 – Michaela Gayle Emilie Miller (Randolph-Henry)
2020 - Hannah Shay (Randoph-Henry)
2021 - No Applications (Corona/Covid)
2022 - Laural Williams (Randolph-Henry)
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