Kelly Valentine Scholarship recipients
In memory of Kelly Valentine, who died tragically just over a year ago, her family and donors established the Kelly Valentine Memorial Scholarship fund. Three outstanding young women --- Genevieve Bestercy of Great Bridge High School, Lindsey Hall of Hickory High School, and Rebecca Jones of Grassfield High School --- each received a scholarship. The presentations were made at a reception and award ceremony at Traditions in the Las Gaviotas Clubhouse. Genevieve will attend James Madison University, Lindsey will attend the University of Virginia, and Rebecca will attend James Madison University.
From left: Rachel and Kathy Honecker and Janet and Duncan Mahnken
From left: Maria Valentine Abbott, Phyllis Krasnoff and Mayor Alan Krasnoff
Great Bridge Middle School cheer coaches, Coach Crystal Cameron, left, and Coach Jeni Lewis
From left: Samantha and Alexa Graham with their mom, Kim
Missy Ottinger Swoope gave a moving speech that brought almost everyone to tears
Missy Ottinger Swoope and Traditions owner Rev Guill. Rev was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation
The Scholarship Recipients from left: Lindsey Hall of Hickory High School, Maria Valentine Abbott, Genevieve Bestercy of Great Bridge High School, and Rebecca Jones of Grassfield High School.