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APVA awards scholarship

The Charlotte County APVA (Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities) was formed 92 years ago to preserve the rich history and heritage of Charlotte County. 

A scholarship was created in 2004 by the Board of Directors to continue and maintain its pledge of preserving the county’s past for future generations by financing a scholarship for a Charlotte County high school senior or a county resident who is currently enrolled in college, and has at least a 3.0 grade point average.

For 2020, the Charlotte County APVA Scholarship was awarded to Hannah Shay, daughter of Patrick and Diana Shay of Keysville. After graduating from Randolph-Henry High School, Hannah will attend Roanoke College in the fall.  She will enter college with an associate’s degree in general studies, which she earned through the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia and Southside Virginia Community College. 

During her time at Randolph-Henry, she was a Triple Threat Athlete for two consecutive years, ran cross country, played basketball and soccer, and was the goalkeeper for the girls soccer team. Additionally, she served as captain of the girls’ soccer and basketball teams. She was also inducted into the National Beta Honor Society. 

Outside of academics and athletics, she is an avid volunteer and serves her community with organizations such as Rise Against Hunger, the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse and attended the Virginia American Legion Girls State. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, playing sports, (particularly soccer), and enjoying the outdoors. 

For more information about the Charlotte County Branch of APVA, please visit www.charlottecountyapva.org.