The Stokes County Retired School Personnel awarded its 2016 SCRSP Scholarships to West Stokes High School senior Hailey Nichols and to Stokes Early College High School senior Dakota Brown. Nichols received a $1,500 award at the West Stokes Awards Day Program on May 20. She is the daughter of John and Michelle Nichols of Pilot Mountain. Since the Early College had already had its Awards Day, Scholarship Chairman Roger Cooke presented the $1,500 Award to Brown in front of the students, faculty and her family at the Early College on May 17. Brown is the daughter of Donald and Bonnie Brown of King.
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 in one of Stokes County’s public schools.
Nichols will be graduating with honors from West Stokes and will be attending UNC-Greensboro in the fall. She plans to major in Music Education and plans to teach vocal music upon graduation. She has been very active at West Stokes as a member of the Nation Honor Society and Beta Club, was a member of the marching and concert bands, was a member of the West Stokes Chorus. She was named all-county and all-district band and was selected to the North Carolina Honors Chorus. She also was a member of the Wachovia Winds Youth Ensemble.
Brown graduated with honors from Stokes Early College High School and received her Associates Degree from Forsyth Tech. She will be attending UNC-Greensboro in the fall. She plans to major in Social Studies and hopes to serve as a high school history teacher upon graduation. She has been very active at the Early College by participating in many activities. She was a member of the National Honor Society, elected Student of the Month and Quarter, won the Golden Test tube Award for highest testing score, and was awarded the Outstanding Service and Character Award. She also received the Spotlight Award of Excellence from the Stokes County Board of Education for her School Nutrition Art Contest first place finish.