May 10, 2016
Scholarships Awarded to PACS Students
Prince Avenue Christian School is blessed to enjoy the faithful generosity of friends and alumni who make scholarships for Prince students possible. Fifteen PACS students were awarded scholarships for the 2015-16 school year during Honors Day ceremonies held Thursday afternoon.
The William H. Ricketts Scholarship, established by the school to honor the pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to his or her walk with the Lord, a commitment to a local church, and a desire to serve Christ in his or her daily walk. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to junior Megan Schwartz.
Third grade student Gideon Garland is the recipient of the Christopher Lee Newcomer Memorial Scholarship. The $200 scholarship award honors the life of a young PACS student who passed away in an airplane accident in 2010. Teachers nominate elementary students who exemplify Christ-like characteristics and a passion for learning for this scholarship.
The $1,000 Kathy Stamatinos Geyer Memorial Scholarship was awarded to freshman Lillian Renn. The recipient is selected by a committee which established the scholarship to honor the memory of a former Prince Avenue teacher.
The family of Ward Asher Elrod recently established a foundation and scholarship to honor a young family member who was born with hydrocephalus. Asher is an Old Testament name meaning “blessing or happy”. The mission of this foundation is to “bring happiness and blessings to others both physically and spiritually”. This year, the Asher Foundation has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to sixth grader Caleb Andrew Wilson.
The Jon Desso Scholarship, awarded this year to junior Isabelle Renn and senior Allison Shirley, was established to honor the life of PACS graduate Jon Desso who died in 2004. Jon Desso’s family and friends desired to bring honor to the Lord through the tragedy of the young man’s life.
The Chick-fil-A Christian Service Scholarship was created by the Shane Todd family to honor a student who shows extraordinary Christian service in his or her community. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded this year to seventh grader Kevin Shawn Bailey.
The Reg Gattie Sing Strong Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of the former Prince Avenue Baptist Church worship minister, who passed away four years ago after a long illness. The Reg Gattie Scholarship Committee honors a student who uses his or her God-given musical talents to glorify the Lord through Christian character and leadership, and desires to major or minor in music in college. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to junior Isabelle Renn.
Major A.D. Reynolds established the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation and the Missionary Emergency Fund scholarship in 1920 to recognize a student who is passionate about sharing the gospel at home and around the world. This year’s recipients are 3rd grader, Noah Wade Snow, 4th graders Michael Fletcher, Jr. and Sara Kate Marable, and 7th grader Anna Grace Marable who will divide the scholarship between them.
Ninth grade student Roderick Platt was awarded the Ruby Evelyn Brown Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship given in loving memory of Mrs. Ruby Evelyn Brown.
In addition, the Shoff Foundation Scholarship, established in loving memory of Mr. Sheldon T. Shoff, was awarded to fourth grade student Lukas Smith and fifth grade student Sam Smith.
To see all pictures from 2016 Honors Day click here: 2016 Honors Day