Five Colonial Beach High School (CBHS) seniors recently received a total of $2,500 in scholarships from Beach Arts Music Mentoring (B.A.M.M.) through the Colonial Beach Community Foundation. Each student was awarded a $500 scholarship to use for the upcoming academic year.
Anastasia Harrower graduated 5th in the class and plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at the University of Mary Washington.
Garrett Mothershead played football and baseball at CBHS and received numerous awards. He plans on seeking a degree in business with an emphasis on computer science at Old Dominion University and continue playing baseball.
Kennedy Muse graduated 6th in the class. She was on the basketball team all four years and a member of the drama club. Kennedy plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University and study graphic design this fall.
Madilyn Newlon is the 2020 class valedictorian at CBHS and a student in the Chesapeake Bay Governors School. She was a member of the drama club, played on the softball team, and served a number of posts in student government. Madilyn plans to attend the University of Mary Washington and wants to be a grade school or high school art teacher.
Abigail Stone will begin her education at Rappahannock Community College on her way to becoming a nurse practitioner. While at CBHS Abigail was on the cheer squad, participated in the art club, and was involved in student government.
Scholarship Committee member, John Heath, notes, “B.A.M.M. through the Colonial Beach Community Foundation makes scholarships available every year in the areas of nursing, the arts, trade school and technical training. All of the applicants this year were outstanding and we are honored to award scholarships to these amazing young men and women.”
Qualifications for the Colonial Beach Community Foundation scholarships include having 40 hours of community service work done outside of school n the Colonial Beach community. Heath points out, “Many organizations welcome the help.” Other requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a total family income of less than $65,000. Students returning to college are also encouraged to apply for a Colonial Beach Community Foundation scholarship to help with their continuing education.
B.A.M.M. and the Colonial Beach Community Foundation encourage donations to the Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation earmarked for the Scholarship Fund. The address is PO Box 375, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Colonial Beach Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community corporation established to improve the quality of life in and around Colonial Beach through fundraising. In 2018 the Foundation reorganized as the Colonial Beach Community Foundation and broadened its mission and efforts to have a greater impact both financially and programmatically. Our approach is simple – build a better community by making philanthropy easy.
B.A.M.M. is an organization within the Colonial Beach Community Foundation and focuses on bringing the arts to the young people in Colonial Beach especially working with the schools.