When we set-up the SlyeStrong#6 Foundation, one of the goals we set for ourselves was to award those students who “continue to do the right thing” scholarships to further their education. Since 2015, we have offered $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. However, through the generosity of our community, this year we were able to increase the amount awarded to $2,000!
So, in the past 4 years , we have had the pleasure in awarding $32,000 to 28 graduating seniors!!!!
A committee of volunteers serves to review scholarship applications and select a student-athlete who best represents the qualities of perseverance, leadership, humility, compassion and character.A deserving senior in each of our five Stafford County High Schools earned a $2,000 SlyeStrong#6 Student-Athlete scholarship. These particular scholarships recognize students who simultaneously juggle the challenges of academics and athletics while also serving as leaders and role models for other young people.
This year our sixth scholarship, the AJ Slye Memorial scholarship, recognized a deserving senior from Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and Fredericksburg City Public Schools who had been immediately impacted by cancer (self, parent, or sibling). These students’ stories of how they rose above the cancer that had greatly impacted their lives were touching and inspiring to all members of our selection committee. So much so, that our committee selected two recipients to receive this scholarship this year.
Thank you to all the applicants and we wish everyone the best as continue to do great things!
We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 SlyeStrong#6 Foundation:
Jessica Fey – Stafford Senior High School
Chad Nichols – North Stafford High School
MacKenzie West – Mountain View High School
John “Jet” Hayes – Brooke Point High School
Elyssa Cartagena– Colonial Forge High School
AJ Slye Memorial Scholarships:
Alden Di Dio – North Stafford High School
Felicity deToll – Mountain View High School