The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2005 to create and enhance educational opportunities for students attending public schools in Halifax County.
Awarding scholarships to Halifax County High School graduating seniors is one way the foundation accomplishes its mission. Since 2008, scholarships totalling $360,250 have been given to 336 students.
The HCPSEF Scholarship committee has recognized the following members of the HCHS Class of 2020 with this years scholarships:
• Dr. Sun G. Lee Memorial Scholarship: Cassie Lee Snead
• Dr. Sun G. Lee Family Scholarship: Cecile Brooke Watts
• Hula B. Moorefield Scholarship: Anna Marie Lewis
• Coleman Starnes Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Traivius Ahmaund Chappell
• Lester L. Dillar III Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Malcolm Harris
• Teach for Tomorrow Scholarship: Katelyn Paige Freeman
• Edward Glasscock Memorial Scholarship: William Jackson Abdi
• Delegate James Edmunds Community Involvement Scholarship: Dylan Thomas Irby
• HCPS Education Foundation Scholarships: Justin Tyler Bates, Dalton Wayne Bates, Harrison Grant Booth, Morgan Elizabeth Epperson, Kaylen Elaine Griles, Morgan Ann Lofits, Ethan James Long, Megan Lynn Powell and Cecilie Brooke Watts.
In addition to these scholarships, the foundation also designates the top 10 academic graduates as “Moorefield Scholars” with $1,000 given to each one.
Realizing this school year has been unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Larry Clark, HCPSEF Executive Director said, “The foundation does not want the accomplishments of this year’s HCHS graduating class to go unnoticed. All members of the Class of 2020 have worked hard to complete their high school education. These award recipients represent not only individual achievement, but also are representative of the accomplishments in many different ways of their classmates. Congratulations to the HCHS Class of 2020.”