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Charity League awards $1k scholarships to 28 area students


LEFT TO RIGHT, FIRST ROW: Melissa Anderson, Savannah Brown, Delaney Burris, Hailey Chitwood, Kennedy Coleman, Sydney Compton, Julianna Cox SECOND ROW: Gabriel Divers, Madison Ferguson, Ashton Gravely, Brittanie Hairston, Lara Hall, McKenzie Hauser, Lauren Hruza THIRD ROW: Elyssa Kancherla, Hannah Mitchell, Nathan Morrison, Anna Osenkowsky, Lyric Parker, Aniya Penn, Claudia Phillips FOURTH ROW: Zariah Scales, Celia Shively, Jameson Smith, Sidney Tran, Michael Walker, Gabriella Wall, Sydney Witcher


MARTINSVILLE, VA – 28 local students were awarded scholarships by the ladies in pink recently.


The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County gave area high school graduates and college students each a $1,000 scholarship during a drive-thru ceremony hosted outside their warehouse.


The League, established in 1931, says it strives to promote growth and development of children throughout Martinsville and Henry County through education and health programs.


The recipients were as follows:


  • Melissa Anderson, daughter of Mark Anderson and Lisa Honaker, will attend Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Savannah Brown, daughter of Jeffrey and Renee Brown, will attend Roanoke College

  • Delaney Burris, daughter of Jamie and Becky Burris, will attend Radford University

  • Hailey Chitwood, daughter of John and Kim Chitwood, will attend Ferrum College

  • Kennedy Coleman, daughter of William Coleman and Tracie Lawson, will attend George Mason University

  • Sydney Compton, daughter of Denise Compton and Chris Compton, will attend the University of Virginia.

  • Julianna Cox, daughter of Angela Vessella and Jason Cox, will attend the College of William and Mary

  • Gabriel Divers, son of Scott and Lynn Divers, will attend Patrick and Henry Community College

  • Madison Ferguson, daughter of Brad and Sue Ella Ferguson, will attend George Mason University

  • Ashton Gravely, son of Kenya Gravely, will attend George Mason University

  • Brittanie Hairston, daughter of Brian and Tiffanie Hairston, will attend Virginia Tech

  • Lara Hall, daughter of Nathan Hall and Tambrey Fedorko, will attend James Madison University

  • McKenzie Hauser, daughter of John Hauser and Allison Craig, will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

  • Lauren Hruza, daughter of Eric Hruza, will attend the University of Virginia

  • Elyssa Kancherla, daughter of Rachel Kancherla and Raimondi Cummings, will attend the College of William and Mary

  • Hannah Mitchell, daughter of Jay and Delta Mitchell, will attend Emory & Henry College

  • Nathan Morrison, son of Daniel and Tracy Morrison, will attend Liberty University

  • Anna Osenkowsky, daughter of James Osenkowsky and Kristin Ballard, will attend Christopher Newport University

  • Lyric Parker, daughter of Erica Becker, will attend Hampton University

  • Aniya Penn, daughter of Lewis Penn and Tiffeny Hairston, will attend Old Dominion University

  • Claudia Phillips, daughter of Johnathan and Kimberly Phillips, will attend Patrick & Henry Community College

  • Zariah Scales, daughter of Stephanie and Brian Brinegar, will attend the University of Virginia at Wise

  • Celia Shively, daughter of Tracey Shively, will attend the University of Mary Washington

  • Jameson Smith, son of Tommy and Allison Smith, will attend Hampden Sydney College

  • Sidney Tran, daughter of Hoang and Minh Tran, will attend Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Michael Walker, son of Michael Walker, will attend Virginia Tech

  • Gabriella Wall, daughter of Janie Wall, will attend Old Dominion University

  • Sydney Witcher, daughter of Tony and Jessica Witcher, will attend James Madison University




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