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Charity League awards $29,000 in scholarships to 29 local students


LEFT TO RIGHT, FIRST ROW: Aaliyah Craig, Alexis Watts, Anesia Martin, Anna Osenkowsky, Brooke Tilley, Dejionna Harris SECOND ROW: Dorian Green, Emily Bray, Faith Young, Hunter Greer, India Manning, Jacob Tisdale THIRD ROW: Jett Hooker, Kaitlin Brown, Kathryne Hruza, Kendall Cope, Kolby Quigg, Madeline Bishop FOURTH ROW: Marcus Esdaile, McKinley Verlik, Melissa Anderson, Micah Montgomery, Myiah Terry, Rya Hall LAST ROW: Sydney Compton, T'Coma Clanton, Tanner Roach, Westley Mullen, Zariah Scales

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County awarded 29 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to area high school graduates and college students.


The Charity League, established in 1931, strives to promote growth and development of children through education and health programs.


Recipients of the scholarships were chosen by the scholarship committee on the basis of college plans, financial need, grade point average, community involvement and service and recommendations from their high school or college counselors.


This year's recipients were:

  • Aaliyah Craig, daughter of Timmy and Tonya Hylton, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend Liberty Univeristy

  • Alexis Watts, daughter of Debra Green, is a Martinsville High School graduate and plans to attend Longwood University

  • Anesia Martin, daughter of Pamela Martin, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Emory & Henry College

  • Anna Osenkowsky, daughter of Jim and Kristin Osenkowsky, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend Christopher Newport University

  • Brooke Tilley, daughter of Mark and Tracy Tilley, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend Clemson University

  • Dejionna Harris, daughter of the late Shavika Harris, is a Carlisle School graduate and plans to attend Bluefield College

  • Dorian Green, son of Dennis and Karen Green, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Hampden-Sydney College

  • Emily Bray, daughter of James and Connie Bray, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Lynchburg

  • Faith Young, daughter of Victor and Lynne Young, is a Martinsville High School graduate and plans to attend Patrick Henry Community College

  • Hunter Greer, son of Tim and Michelle Greer, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Radford University

  • India Manning, daughter of Randy and Karen Manning, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend Bridgewater College

  • Jacob Tisdale, son of Travis and Christina Tisdale, is a Carlisle School graduate and plans to attend the University of Virginia

  • Jett Hooker, daughter of George and Janet Hooker, is a student at Virginia Tech

  • Kaitlin Brown, daughter of Mike and Michelle Brown, is a student at Converse College

  • Kathryne Hruza, daughter of Eric Hruza and the late Maureen Fitzgibbon, is a Martinsville High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Virginia

  • Kendall Cope, son of Tammy Cope, is a student at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

  • Kolby Quigg, son of Kenneth and Sharon Quigg, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Virginia Military Institute

  • Madeline Bishop, daughter of Adam and Leigh Ann Bishop, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend Emory & Henry College

  • Marcus Esdaile, son of Michael and Sherrill Esdaile, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Virginia Tech

  • McKinley Verlik, son of Sean and Tanya Verlik, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Virginia

  • Melissa Anderson, daughter of Lisa Anderson, is a Martinsville High School graduate and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Micah Montgomery, son of Kirk and Emily Montgomery, is a student at Liberty University

  • Myiah Terry, niece of Holly Needy, is a student at George Mason University

  • Rya Hall, daughter of Nathan Hall and Tambrey Fedorko, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend James Madison University

  • Sydney Compton, daughter of Chris and Denise Compton, is a Bassett High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Virginia

  • T'Coma Clanton, son of the late Maurice Clanton and Brienna Hairston, is a Martinsville High School graduate and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Tanner Roach, son of Darrin and Stacey Roach, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Patrick Henry Community College

  • Westley Mullen, son of Sharon Mullen, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend Universal Technical Intitute

  • Zariah Scales, daughter of Brian and Stephanie Brinegar, is a Magna Vista High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Virginia's College at Wise



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