The Stokes County Retired School Personnel awarded its 2018 SCRSP Scholarships to North Stokes High School senior Emma Gilley and to South Stokes High School senior Abigail Quesenberry. Emma received a $1,500 award at the North Stokes Awards Banquet on May 17. She is the daughter of Donald and Mirissa Gilley of Lawsonville. Roger Cooke, Scholarship Chairman, presented the $1,500 award to Abigail at South Stokes’ Awards Day on May 25. She is the daughter of Scot and Amy Quesenberry of Germanton.
The SCRSP established the scholarship program in 2006. The $1,500 scholarship awards are presented to Stokes County seniors who plan to seek a degree in some field of education. It is the hope of the organization that upon graduating from college the scholarship recipients will return to teach or work in one of Stokes County’s public schools.
Gilley will be graduating with honors from North Stokes and will be attending Salem College in the fall. She plans to major in History and Education with a minor in Spanish. She has been very active at North Stokes as a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. She attended the North Carolina Governor’s School where she studied English. In addition, she was active in her church and has volunteered in many service projects.
Quesenberry will be graduating with honors from South Stokes High School and will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall. She plans to major in Elementary Education and plans to become a pre-school teacher upon graduation. She has been very active at South Stokes by participating in many activities. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Students. She also played varsity soccer, tennis and swimming. In addition, she has been active in theater arts at South Stokes.