Fifteen Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2021

 

 

The Suffolk Education Foundation has awarded 15 scholarships to the Class of 2021 in all three high schools. Since 1993, we have awarded more than $425,000 in scholarships in our public high schools.  The Class of 2021 city-wide will receive more than $23,000 from the Suffolk Education Foundation.

 

MILTON R. LIVERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Mrs. Shirley Liverman established this $1,500 scholarship to honor her husband.   Dr. Liverman served Suffolk Public Schools for 36 years including 10 years as its Superintendent. Dr. Liverman was committed to helping young people make a difference in their community and achieve their potential.

  • This year’s city-wide recipient is Brooke Barnes from King’s Fork High School, who will be attending the University of Virginia to prepare for a career in medical research.
     

E. TALMADGE DARDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The family and friends of Darden established this $1,500 scholarship in memory of this former King’s Fork Middle School principal to help students who had attended King’s Fork Middle School and who were planning to major in music, culinary arts, or education.

  • This year’s recipient is ­­­­­­­­­­­Audrey Woods from Lakeland High School.  She will be starting at Paul D. Camp Community College, with plans for a career in speech therapy working with children. 

 

DOUG DOHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – The Dohey family established a $1,500 scholarship to honor the former Assistant Superintendent’s dedication to Suffolk Public Schools, and his love of wrestling.  In fact, he started as a teacher at Nansemond River and coached wrestling and football.

  • This year’s recipient is ­­­­­­­­­­­Jesse Alspaugh, a leader on the Warrior football team. He will be studying engineering at Purdue University with a goal of building a better, greener world.

CROSS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - The Cross family established this $1,500 scholarship to honor their parents,
Harry Lee and Jean Ritchie. Mr. Cross was chairman of the Suffolk School Board and was a successful realtor;
Jean Cross taught in the Suffolk Public School system.

  • The King’s Fork High School recipient is Emma Joyner, who will be attending Christopher Newport University to study neuroscience for a career in medicine.

  • The Lakeland High School recipient is Rose Ayala, who will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University to study biomedical engineering to prepare for a medical career.

  • The Nansemond River High School recipient is Kennedy Palmeira, who will be attending Auburn University to study neuroscience to prepare for a career as a medical researcher. 


HELEN AND NED FERGUSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - The Ferguson family established this $1,500 scholarship to honor their parents, Ned and Helen.  Both were extremely active in the Suffolk community andMr. Ferguson was a local attorney.

  • The King’s Fork High School recipient is Jorda n Hudson, who will be attending North Carolina A&T State University to study business administration & management.

  • The Lakeland High School recipient Joshua Aldridge, who will be attending the University of North Carolina to study biology in preparation for a career in oral surgery.

  • The Nansemond River High School recipient is Lorraine Silcott, who will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University to prepare for a nursing career.

 

FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP – The Suffolk Education Foundation’s future educator scholarship awards $1,500 to graduating seniors who plan a career as an educator.

  • The King’s Fork School recipient is Brielle Little, who will be attending Radford University to prepare for a career in education.

  • The Nansemond River High School recipient is Madison Kenyon, who will be attending Longwood University to study communicative disorders and become a speech pathologist.

GERTRUDE PRUDEN FAMILY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - The Pruden family established this $1,500 scholarship in memory of this local teacher who loved music, art, and drama. 

  • This year’s recipient is­­­­­­­­­­­ Darbi Gregory from Lakeland High School.   She will be attending Regent University to study computer animation. 

 

ELLIS E. TEMPLE, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Temple family established this scholarship in 2009 to help a college-bound student athlete and school leader at Lakeland High School. This $1,000 scholarship was first awarded in 2013. Ellis Temple was president of the city-wide Suffolk PTA Council. 

  • This year’s recipient is Christina Green – active at Lakeland in softball and volleyball.  She will be attending Old Dominion University to study criminal justice with eyes on the FBI.

G. BLAIR HARRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Harry family established this $1,500 scholarship to honor their father, who was a well- known Suffolk lawyer and judge who passed away in 2005. This scholarship is earmarked for college-bound student athletes.

  • Er’ron Burton – active at Nansemond River High School in softball – plans to keep playing at Longwood University, where she will be studying computer science.

  • Christopher Blount of Nansemond River High School will continue his track & field at Howard University, where he will be studying communications.