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Scholarship Report 2020

It is a mission of the Boone United Methodist Women to offer scholarships to deserving applicants to assist with their financial needs at post high school education levels. The applicants must demonstrate financial need and there are NO restrictions based on the age, race, religion, or gender with priority given to undergraduate studies or non-traditional/adult students.

The recipients are chosen on financial need and strength of the application as the names are not revealed until the final review process. We are pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for this year:

Andrew Thomas Freeman is a high school senior who is also enrolled at CCCT&I. He is a member of DECA and National Honor Society. Andrew received his Varsity letter in both Basketball and Baseball for the past 2 years. He plans to double major in Finance and Insurance/Risk Management at Appalachian State. Andrew is disciplined, focused and driven. There is no doubt that he will succeed in whatever path he chooses.

Jennifer Nielson Helms is attending Appalachian State to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater, with hopes of completing a Master of Fine Arts in Costuming. She is a wife and the mother of three beautiful daughters. She is a leader in her church and shares her faith openly. Jennifer shares her many talents with the Watauga High School drama department as well as Ensemble Stage.

Maggie Grace Milhaupt is an active member of BUMC and a senior at Watauga High School where she has earned her CNA License. Her goal is to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University. Maggie shares her faith openly and is described as having a heart for others and a quiet kindness. We are confident that she will make an outstanding nurse.

Alivya Bryan Stamey is a senior at Watauga High School who has earned her Cosmetology License. Her goal is to attend Appalachian State University to major in Business and Marketing so that she can open and manage her own salon. Alivya will be the first in her family to attend college. Her story is one of overcoming devastating events while trusting in God and sharing her faith as she perseveres.

Li Yang is a senior at Watauga High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and tutors ASU freshman struggling with English as well as helping with a Chinese Summer Camp. She is a Junior Marshal, a member of National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America. Li shows maturity in her thinking and leadership skills.

The committee thanks everyone who has donated to the Scholarship Fund or who participates in the ABC Sale, which contributes significantly to this fund. The Scholarship Fund can also be enhanced by contributions, memorials, and honoraria. For more information, please contact Denise Stanley, UMW Scholarship Chairperson.

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