Nansemond River senior receives scholarship

Published 8:33 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Suffolk Foundation recently announced that Shanice Latrice Hardy, a senior at Nansemond River High School, has been awarded the $2,000 Col. Fred V. Cherry Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor Cherry, a Suffolk native and a Vietnam veteran who was captured and held as a prisoner of war.

In making the selection, the distribution committee reviewed the applicants’ academic performance, extracurricular activities, character and recommendations. The committee was impressed with Hardy’s academic, extra and co-curricular and service activities. Hardy ranked 10th in of a class of more than 300 seniors with a cumulative grade point average more than 4.0. Hardy has earned numerous academic honors, such as first-place Future Business Leaders of America Regional Job Interview, a varsity Letter for her participation on the Academic Challenge Team, and was a Trial Winner in the local Model Judiciary. The $2,000 scholarship will be sent directly to the University of Virginia, where Hardy will attend next year.

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