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VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation Honors Scholars at VSGA Day

RICHMOND –– Thirty-one (31) high school seniors and two graduate school students were among the 33 scholars honored as the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation announced its 2013 scholarship award recipients today at VSGA Day at Richmond Country Club.

The VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to Virginia high school students who are interested in golf and who attend colleges and universities within the commonwealth. Criteria for the awards include an active interest in golf (ability not important), academic achievement and character. The Scholarship Foundation gives four-year awards which are conditional on students’ continued progress in academics as well as one-time merit awards.

innerIMG_3418This year’s grants totaled $97,000, with $66,000 going to 13 four-year award recipients, $26,000 going to 18 merit award winners and $5,000 going to two students pursuing degrees in turfgrass management at Virginia Tech.

Since being launched in 1985 with three awards for $4,000, the program has now distributed more than $1.85 million ($1,852,100) in its 29 years. With this year’s 33 scholarships, the total number of recipients has reached 806 students. A portion of each VSGA VIP Card sale helps fund the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation.

The 2013 grants include the 13th C. Dan Keffer Award, which goes to an individual in honor of the former VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation Committee Chairman. This year’s recipient was Wytheville resident William ‘Graham’ Dillon, who received a $7,000 scholarship. 

For the 19th consecutive year, Spencer-Wilkinson awards were presented on behalf of the VSGA Women’s Division. The fund, formed by Debbie Spencer and Mary Nell Wilkinson, affords young women with an interest in golf the opportunity to pursue college and career development. This year, a record $25,000 was allocated. Harrisonburg’s Samantha C. Heitsch was the top female award winner and received a $7,000 award.

Additional Spencer-Wilkinson award winners included Chesterfield’s Samantha Garofalo who earned a $6,000 scholarship, as well as Shannon Ciccarello (Stafford), Andi Mayer (Weems) and Courtney Wynne (Glen Allen), who each were $4,000 award recipients.

The David A. King Award ($6,000) went to Sean McElrath of Reston. Mr. King, a senior amateur golfer in Virginia, established this award in 2002.

The Red Speigle Award was given to Michael Trepte of Yorktown ($6,000). Named in honor of the late longtime PGA teaching professional, the award honors the top applicant from the Peninsula. A former assistant professional at James River Country Club as well as the head PGA professional at Hampton Golf Club, Speigle was one of Virginia’s pre-eminent teachers and was known for his work with juniors and many premier amateurs.

In addition, a pair of $2,500 turfgrass grants have been awarded to Katelyn Venner (Blacksburg) and Trevor Wilkinson (Critz). Both award recipients are graduate students at Virginia Tech.

The VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation has a program in place to accept gifts and memorials. Anyone interested in naming a scholarship or contributing to the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation should contact the VSGA.

The VSGA has grown since its inception in 1904 from four founding clubs to more than 300 today. In addition, VSGA members and VIP Card participants total nearly 80,000 individuals. The VSGA promotes and preserves the best interests of the game through its championships and VSGA One-Day events, handicap program, course rating system, rules education, communications, VIP Card Program and the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation, as well as the VSGA Foundation and Independence Golf Club. 

–2013 VSGA-VIP SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARD RECIPIENTS
(FOUR-YEAR AWARD WINNERS)–

William ‘Graham’ Dillon of Wytheville, Va., George Wythe High School ($7,000, including the C. Dan Keffer Award) – Ranked first in his high school graduating class … Vice president of the National Honor Society … A 2012 Commended Scholar as designated by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. based on his results on the PSAT … A 2012 Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar as designated by NASA in cooperation with NASA Langley Research Center … Attended Southwest Virginia’s Governor’s School … A 2012 Southwest Virginia Governor’s School grand champion on the Science Fair and Biology Sciences … Recipient of the 2011 Rotary Leadership Award and was provided a scholarship to attend the Regional Rotary Leadership Conference … Academic letterwinner three straight years for all A’s in all subjects … Appointed by the Wytheville Town Council as the student representative to oversee issues of the recreation facility as well as community programs … Four-year varsity letterman in golf … Also a varsity soccer letterwinner … A member of the Student Council Association … Active member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church for 14-plus years … University of Virginia.

Samantha C. Heitsch of Harrisonburg, Va., Harrisonburg High School ($7,000, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson Award) – Ranked among the top 10 students in her high school graduating class … Owns a 4.35 grade-point average (4.0 scale) … AP Scholar with honors … Inducted into the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and National Math Honor Society … Earned Awards of Excellence for science, social studies, visual arts and English … Two-year intern at the James Madison University neurobiology lab … Volunteer at The First Tee of Harrisonburg … Policy debate varsity team member for four years where the team took first place in the commonwealth and she was third individually … Competitive one-act play female lead (named outstanding actor in 2012) … A member of the outdoor varsity track team and the Girl Scouts of America … University of Virginia.

Michael A. Trepte of Yorktown, Va., Grafton High School ($6,000, including the Red Speigle Award)
– A member of the National Honor Society and Highest Honor Roll since ninth grade … AP Scholar with distinction … Earned the National Professional Engineer’s Award as well as the Army Award of Excellence at the Tidewater Regional Science Fair … Ranked among the top five students in his high school graduating class with a 4.7 grade-point average … Completed a mentorship under a NASA engineer working on solar panel arrays designed for spacecraft … Took college-level courses at the New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology … Member of Grafton High School’s varsity golf team … Honored as team captain of the soccer squad since 10th grade and a second team all-district selection … Extracurricular activities include being a part of the school’s United Nations Club, the Scholastic Bowl team and the French Honor Society … Served as a graduation marshal … University of Virginia.    

Sean P. McElrath of Reston, Va., Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology ($6,000, including the David A. King Award) – National Merit Award finalist … AP Scholar with honors … CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Award … Dupont Challenge finalist … Thomas Jefferson High School scholar-athlete … CEO and co-founder of the Hallway Social Learning Network Inc. … Co-founder and co-president of Inventeam … Owns a 4.19 grade-point average … Extracurricular activities include being involved in business and science initiatives … Honored as co-captain of the varsity golf team and earned the squad’s most improved player award .… Volunteer at Inova Fairfax Hospital … Plays in junior golf events throughout the commonwealth … Worked at VSGA member club Hidden Creek Country Club … University of Virginia.

Shannon M. Ciccarello of Stafford, Va., Brooke Point High School ($4,000, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson Four-Year Award) – A member of the National Honor Society as well as the National Art Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society … Earned the school’s Academic Achievement Award for grade-point average (4.0 or higher) … Mentored freshmen and volunteered during orientation as a Top Hawk Student Leadership Mentor … Elected by the Hugh O’Brien Fellowship to be a part of the conference as a counselor … Teen youth worship leader … A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Four-year member of the varsity golf team … Also played tennis, soccer and was a member of the track and field team … All-district chorus honoree … Hollins University.

Samantha M. Garofalo of Chesterfield, Va., Cosby High School ($6,000, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson Four-Year Award) – A member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish National Honor Society, the Beta Club and S.C.I. Club (physics tutoring) … Ranked second in her high school graduating class of more than 500 students … Participated in the Study Abroad in Spain Program in the summer of 2012 … Attended U.Va.’s Summer Enrichment Program in 2011 and the university’s STEM and Architecture Program… As a part of the Cosby High School golf team, she earned the program’s most improved player award in 2011 … In 2012, she was honored as team co-captain and won the inaugural Titan Leadership Award … Fifth-place finisher in the Virginia High School League Girls’ Open Golf Championship in October 2012 … Participant in all-county orchestra … University of Virginia.

Andi M. Mayer of Weems, Va., Lancaster High School ($4,000, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson Four-Year Award) – Ranked among the top five students in her high school graduating class … A member of the National Honor Society and Highest ‘A’ Honor Roll … Highest average in Spanish IV … President of the school’s Key Club … Scholastic Bowl member …Color Guard captain … Honored as team captain of the varsity golf team … Named captain of the soccer team and was a part of the track and field squad … A part of the Student Advisory Council for the Governor’s School … Canned food drive volunteer … Worked at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club … Aspires to obtain a degree in kinesiology with the goal of working as a physical therapist … College of William & Mary.

Courtney A. Wynne of Glen Allen, Va., Deep Run High School ($4,000, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson Four-Year Award) – Girls’ State selection and attendee … A member of the National Honor Society and secretary of the Spanish National Honor Society … Mu Alpha Theta … A member of the Beta Club and Key Club … Perfect attendance and all A’s for three consecutive years of high school … Virginia Junior Academy of Science selection and attendee … District chorus acceptance and attendance … Four-year member of the varsity golf team at Deep Run High School … Honored as team captain and an all-district selection … Three-time Richmond Golf Association Junior Girls’ champion … A part of the Scholar Athlete Show Choir for four straight years (soloist in 12th grade) … Twelfth-grade leader for Student Organization for Developing Attitudes … Young Einstein’s tutor … Pool-service provider and Kids’ Club leader at VSGA member club The Dominion Club … University of Virginia.

Andrew R. Board of Roanoke, Va., Cave Spring High School ($4,000) – Graduated first in his high school class … Earned ‘A’ or ‘A/B’ Honor Roll throughout his entire academic career … Academic letter and Lamp of Knowledge Award throughout high school … Attended Roanoke Valley Governor’s School … Selected and inducted into the National Beta Club and Latin Club Recipient of the Cave Spring High School Student Service Award …Vice president of Cave Spring High School’s Math Club … Recognized as a National First Tee scholar … Applied, selected and attended The First Tee’s Life Skills and Leadership Academy, the Future Leaders Forum and played in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach … Attended Roanoke Valley Governor’s School and earned first place in the school’s biochemistry/chemistry section … Four-year varsity letterwinner as a member of the school’s golf team … University of Virginia.

Michael D. Comer of Charlottesville, Va., Monticello High School ($4,000) – A member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and National English Honor Society … Received the Certificate of Merit by the Rotary Club of Charlottesville for outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, athletics and community service … Executive producer of the television studio of Monticello where he directs a 10-minute broadcast every morning, manages studio crew and personnel and supervises all work that is created in the studio … Received an award for outstanding achievement in television production … Serves on the Executive Committee of the Albemarle County Student Council … Communications coordinator of the Student Advisory Council … Steering committee member and mentor of Monticello Mentors … Founder of the Just Stop Bullying Campaign … Communications and media chairperson of the Peer Mediation team and on the executive council of Monticello High School’s Student Council … Honored as team captain of the varsity golf team at Monticello High School … Worked at Glenmore Country Club … James Madison University.

Rajendra P. Das of Williamsburg, Va., Jamestown High School ($6,000) – National Merit commendation … AP Scholar with Distinction … A member of Principal’s Council, the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society … Boys’ State selection … Ranked third out of nearly 280 students in his high school graduating class … Vice president of the Spanish Honor Society … Committee chairperson of the Key Club and the Social Studies Honor Society … Also a leader at the school’s new leader orientation team … Three-year varsity golf letterwinner and honorable mention all-district selection … Also played baseball … University of Virginia.  

Nicolas L. Hackworth of Hurt, Va., Altavista Combined School ($4,000) – Ranked among the top five students in his high school graduating class … A member of the Principal’s List (4.0-plus grade-point average) … A member of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … Recipient of the Spanish Subject Award and the Technical Drawing Award … Extracurricular activities include volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, an Altavista Chamber of Commerce server, a Spanish church babysitter, preparing Christmas stockings for families and being a youth golf clinic mentor … Three-year member of the golf team … Virginia Tech.

Jason K. Park of Richmond, Va., James River High School ($4,000) – Four-year member of the Distinguished Dean’s List … World Language Honor Society and recipient of James River High School’s award for dedication to English and excellence in biology … Other awards include being honored for excellence in math, the National Financial Capability Challenge Certificate of Recognition, and the James River High School Center for Leadership Recognition and Ethical Behavior … Member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club … Volunteer for Special Olympics and The First Tee … Junior marshal as a prep …  Placed second at the Virginia High School League Golf Championship as an individual his senior season … University of Richmond. 

–STUDENTS EARNING ONE-TIME MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Taylor O. Hall of Bristol, Va., Virginia High School ($1,500) – Regular member of the school’s honor roll and a part of the Beta Club … Ranked among the top 10 students in his high school graduating class … Other activities include the Future Business Leaders of America, DECA and the World Language Club … Takes AP classes in government, computer networking, calculus and environmental science … A varsity golf and tennis letterwinner … James Madison University.

Bradley J. Hamilton of Culpeper, Va., Eastern View High School ($1,000) – Academic letterwinner and in-class accomplishments placed him on the ‘A’/‘B’ honor roll … A member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar with honors … Recipient of the Academic Spotlight Award … Ranked in the top 10 percent of his high school graduating class … A part of the Standard of Learning 600 Club …  Earned the Mello Award for Best Supporting Actor in a play … Volunteer work includes serving breakfast for the homeless at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C., Teens Opposing Poverty, Piedmont Autism 5K and helped coach youth wrestling in conjunction with the Culpeper Wrestling Foundation … Participated in a Summer Project Youth mission trip to southwest Virginia … A member of the varsity golf team and recipient of the program’s Most Improved Player Award … College of William & Mary.

Alyssa G. Harrison of Burke, Va., Lake Braddock High School ($2,000) – Ranked in the top 2 percent of her graduating class … A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … Stage manager for the musical theater at Lake Braddock High School … Student director and section leader for the school’s chorus … Secretary of the Chorus Student Board … Played on the Lake Braddock High School golf team for three years and qualified for the Virginia Girls’ Open Golf Championship on three occasions … Represented Army Navy Country Club as a member of the MAPGA Junior Interclub Team … Also played varsity lacrosse … College of William & Mary.

Alexander M. Hart of Salem, Va., Salem High School ($1,500) – Consistent ‘A’/‘B’ honor roll member … National Honor Society induction and recognition … Ranked in the top 10 percent of his high school graduating class … Inducted into the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, awarded for an ‘A’ average in Latin … Has worked as a lifeguard at the Salem YMCA … An election campaign volunteer … A member of the golf team at Salem High School … Helped the squad to the Virginia High School League state title in 2012 … Roanoke Valley First Tee volunteer … University of Virginia.

Michael F. Hennessey of Annandale, Va., Annandale High School ($1,500) – Recipient of the Atomic Achievement Award for Leadership and Character … Took International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses that earned him membership on the National Honor Society … Owns a 4.17 grade-point average (4.0 scale) … Academic interests include mechanical engineering … Volunteer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church … Referee for Tiger Basketball Officials Association … Member of the Annandale High School golf team. … A part of the Fairfax County Junior Golf Program … Virginia Tech.

Michael S. Johnson of Norfolk, Va., Matthew F. Maury High School ($1,500) – Earned Academic High Honors throughout high school … Medical and Health Specialties Program honor student … A member of the National Honor Society after taking advanced placement classes in English language and composition, environmental science, government, physics, Spanish and statistics … Also a member of the Spanish Honor Society … Community day care participant … Roc Solid Foundation volunteer and club president … Honored as team captain as a member of the golf team … Also played on the basketball team and was on the track and field squad … James Madison University.

Benjamin R. Kinney of Seaford, Va., York High School ($1,500) – A part of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Highest Honors Academic Honor Roll  … Other merits include the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Committee for Minority Affairs YCSD Award for Outstanding Achievement and Accomplishment … Selected first place Tenor II and four-year member of the all-district choir team; section leader of the choir … Senior class historian and vice president of his junior class … Special Olympics volunteer and participated in outreach efforts for Cleats for Haiti … As a goalie for the soccer team was selected honorable mention Bay Rivers District … Volunteer manager and statistician at girls’ varsity volleyball matches … University of Virginia.

Haleigh R. Martin of Staunton, Va., Buffalo Gap High School ($2,000) – A member of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society … Earned the Superintendents’ Award as a senior … Served as a peer mentor … Historian of the Bison Spirit Club and treasurer of Bison Against Drugs team … Honored as team captain of the varsity softball team … Virginia Blood Services and Red Cross volunteer … Volunteered in her community with the Salvation Army and helped with a Turkey Drive … Blue Ridge Community College.

John E. Mealia of Culpeper, Va., Culpeper High School ($1,500) – President of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America as a prep … Also a member of the National Technical Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars … Achievements include being an Entrepreneurial Energy Honor Society member and an Academic Excellence Award recipient … Had his own mowing company … Served two dental internships … Volunteer activities include serving the National Honor Society Food Closet Collection, working with the Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic, as well as counseling students and helping the Salvation Army … Other activities include landscaping and childcare … Honored as team captain of the varsity golf team… Christopher Newport University. 

Jared E. Montgomery of Boones Mill, Va., Franklin County High School ($1,000) – A member of the school’s honor roll since ninth grade … Two-year member and treasurer of the National Honor Society as a senior … Taking advanced placement and honor classes … Church youth group student leader … Plays golf as well as basketball, soccer and swimming … Virginia Tech. 

Rose M. Morlino of Norfolk, Va., Norview High School ($1,500) – Member of Norview High School’s Leadership Center for Sciences and Engineering … Selected a scholar-athlete all four years of high school … A member of the National Honor Society … Recipient of the AP Biology Achievement Award and selected AP Biology Student of the Month …Volunteer at Christ the King Catholic Church in Norfolk for many activities, including going on two mission trips and a part of initiatives that help feed the homeless during the holidays … Caregiver at the Norfolk Animal Care Center … Also gave her time to a local agency that serves special needs individuals … Special Olympics volunteer … Four-year starter as a member of the varsity field hockey team; selected defensive most valuable player and first team all-district in 2013 as well as being the recipient of the program’s Sportsmanship Award in 2012 … James Madison University.

Brian P. O’Neill of Richmond, Va., Deep Run High School ($1,500) – Ranked first in his graduating class at Deep Run High School … Earned the West Point Leadership Award for academic, athletic, community service, good citizen and leadership abilities … Delegate to 2012 Virginia Boys’ State and was chosen for outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to schools and the community … Attended symposium and participated in leadership activities with representatives from Richmond-area schools in conjunction with Deep Run High School’s Representative to St. Christopher’s Leadership ‘Student Symposium’ … A part of Deep Run High School’s Foundations of Leadership Program … A member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the Science National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society … Mentor to physically and mentally disabled high school students and works with underprivileged elementary school students in a weekly after school program as a part of Young Einstein’s Tutoring … A member of Deep Run’s High School golf team … University of Virginia. 

Neil T. Ott of Fredericksburg, Va., Mountain View High School ($1,000) – A member of the National Society of High School Scholars … Owns a 3.84 grade-point average, including a 4.0-plus GPA his junior and senior years … All-county and all-district band selection … Academic interests include mechanical, civil and electrical engineering … Honored as team most valuable player and a four-year letterwinner as a member of the golf team … Named to the all-area golf team by The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg … Worked at The Gauntlet Golf Club where he helped junior golfers … Virginia Commonwealth University.   

Brian C. Pisarcik of Centreville, Va., Westfield High School ($1,500) – Member of the Westfield High School honor roll each quarter and a scholar-athlete each season … Scholar band member and letterwinner … Honored as a part of Westfield High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society … First place in the Westfield High School Science Fair as a freshman … Extracurricular activities at Westfield High School include being a part of the marching band, a drum line captain and section leader, as well as being a part of the symphony orchestra and baseball team … Earned the Award of Distinction in the Wind Symphony category in 2012 … Founding member of the Virginia Run Riptide Swim Team Summer Band … Two-year member of the golf team … Worked at Pleasant Valley Golf Club throughout High School … Self-employed lawn care worker … Christopher Newport University. 

Clifton D. ‘Cody’ Reese of Zuni, Va., Windsor High School ($1,500) – Attended New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology … A Governor’s Early College Scholar in which he earned more than 30 college credits from Thomas Nelson Community College … An Eagle Scout … Extracurricular activities include the Beta Club, Boy Scouts of America, church youth group, concert band and Spanish Club, among others … Took weeklong mission trips with his church youth group … Also helped those facing a transitional housing situation with Mission of Hope … Also volunteered for Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and Muscular Dystrophy Association … Has provided more than 950 volunteer hours of service in the community … Honored as team most valuable player three times as a four-year member of the golf team … Virginia Tech. 

Russell J. Repasky of Winchester, Va., James Wood High School ($1,500) – Will graduate ranked in the top 10 of his senior class … A member of the National Honor Society, DECA (state finalist) and an Eagle Scout … Four-year academic letterwinner for achieving all A’s … Attended the Virginia High School League Leadership Conference … Other activities include the Boys State House of Delegates, Order of the Arrow Brotherhood … Alter server for four years … Four-year member of both the golf team and baseball team … Four-year Northwest District all-academic selection … American Legion baseball captain … Has worked with the junior golf program at Winchester Country Club … University of Virginia.     

Mitchell M. Snarr of Virginia Beach, Va., Norfolk Academy ($1,000) – Four-year member of the honor roll … Volunteering at Norfolk Public Schools and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens … Serves as a school athletic ambassador and volunteers as a statistician for varsity basketball games … A driver’s education associate and Christmas Tree worker … Honored as team captain of the varsity golf team at Norfolk Academy … Virginia Tech. 

Taylor M. Watts of Winchester, Va., John Handley High School ($1,500) – National Honor Society member, Handley Scholar and AP Scholar … Dean’s List at Lord Fairfax Community College (has 43 duel-enrolled college credits) … Earned the Maddex-Perry Award for playing three sports, earning three varsity letters while maintaining at least a 3.0 grade-point average … Honorable Merit from the National Junior Classical League … Member of the Key Club … Volunteer work includes service during a mission trip to Nicaragua, helping at Jubilee soup kitchen and a Special Olympics swimming coach … Fellowship of Christian Athletes member … Worked with the National League of Junior Cotillion and as a lifeguard during summers … A member of the golf, swimming and tennis teams … Virginia Tech.  

–FOR THE 17th TIME, STUDENTS WORKING TOWARD TURFGRASS DEGREES AT VIRGINIA TECH RECEIVED ASSISTANCE– 

Katelyn A. Venner of Blacksburg, Va. ($3,000) – Owns a bachelor of science degree in plant protection and a masters of science in plant biology and pathology from Rutgers University … Currently a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, where she is involved in research trials on golf courses … Recently took over as the coordinator for the Virginia Weed Clinic, which serves as an identification and control recommendation resource for weed problems across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2012, the clinic handled more than 220 weed specimens from across the commonwealth … Gives extensive presentations throughout Virginia on the subject of weed control … Elected vice president of the graduate student organization in the Weed Science Society of America … Took first place as a graduate student poster at the Northeastern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting in 2013.

Trevor Wilkinson of Critz, Va. ($2,000) – Majoring in crop and soil sciences under the turfgrass management option, with an emphasis on golf courses at Virginia Tech … Worked on the golf course maintenance staff at Primland Resort where he walk-mowed greens, approaches and teeing grounds; aerified tees and greens; mowed rough and triplex areas; performed sprinkler replacement and maintenance and had some spraying and top-dressing experience … A student worker for the Turfgrass Weed Science Program at Virginia Tech … Has maintained a 3.3 grade-point average in the turfgrass option within the crop and soil sciences major.

COLLEGE BOUND
A look at where VSGA Scholarship recipients are planning on attending college in the fall.

University of Virginia: 12 students
Virginia Tech: Six students
James Madison University: four students
College of William & Mary: three students
Christopher Newport University: two students
Blue Ridge Community College: one student
Hollins University: one student
University of Richmond: one student
Virginia Commonwealth University: one student
Virginia Tech (graduate school) two students