Fifteen Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2021

 

 

This year, 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 and
Mr. Ferguson was a local attorney.

  • The King’s Fork High School recipient is Jordan 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 Common-
    wealth 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.


 

ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS:

MILTON R. LIVERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Mrs. Shirley Liverman established this $1,500 scholarship to honor her husband, Dr. Liverman.   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. One nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500 is awarded city-wide.

 

NED AND HELEN FERGUSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be graduating seniors at a Suffolk public high school. One nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student from each high school. Awards are based on academic standing and financial need.

 

HARRY LEE AND JEAN RITCHIE CROSS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be graduating seniors at a Suffolk public high school. One nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student from each high school. Awards are based on academic standing and financial need.

 

GERTRUDE PRUDEN FAMILY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be graduating seniors at a Suffolk public high school and entering the arts field. One nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500 is awarded city-wide. Awards are based on academic standing and financial need.  Must provide your field of study.

     

G. BLAIR HARRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be graduating seniors at a Suffolk public high school and intending to play college sports. Two nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500 is awarded from applications from all three high schools. Award is based on academic standing and financial need. Students who receive an athletic scholarship from a college or university are not eligible for this award.  Must plan to play a sport in College.

 

FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP: Applicant must be a graduating senior who plans a career as a future educator. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded at each of the three high schools. The Wilburn Wilson Future Educator Scholarship will be awarded at Lakeland High School.

    

ELLIS E. TEMPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: (Lakeland High School ONLY) Applicant must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School planning to attend a four year or two year college. Applicant must have a “B” average grade point average, have participated in at least one varsity sport for more than one year and demonstrate passion for their future. Financial need will be a consideration. A $1,000, nonrenewable, scholarship will be awarded.

 

E. TALMADGE DARDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applicant must be a graduating senior who attended King's Fork Middle School and is planning to attend a four year college. Applicant must have a 3.0 average grade point average, and plan to major in education, music, or culinary arts. Financial need will be a consideration. A $1,500, nonrenewable, scholarship will be awarded.

 

DOUG DOHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Applicant must be a graduating senior who actively participated on their school’s Wrestling Team and has wrestled during the 2019-20 school year at one of the three high schools.  In honor of Doug Dohey, $1,500, nonrenewable, scholarship will be awarded city-wide.