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NAPS Awards Scholarships to Four Northumberland High School Seniors

Photo: NAPS college scholarship recipients were (from left) Jerry Turner, Abbagale Perez, Jazmine Conley, and Annsley Pugh, presented by NAPS president Mike Ahart and NAPS Scholarship Committee chair Martha Tallent.

Four Northumberland High School seniors received college scholarships from the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) during the Senior Recognition presentation ceremony at the school auditorium, Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Scholarships of $1,500 each were awarded to Jazmine Conley, Abbagale Perez, Annsley Pugh, and Jerry Turner.

NAPS president Mike Ahart presented the scholarships along with Martha Tallent, chair of the NAPS Scholarship Committee. Ahart praised the students for their achievement and thanked the students for their participation in NAPS projects and events. Although NAPS works with the county, businesses, organizations and homeowners, “we’re really having fun when we’re working with you all,” Ahart said to the students. NAPS encourages students to volunteer for its creek and shoreline cleanups, and it sponsors STEM, nature and environmental stewardship projects and programs at the schools.

“It was such a strong group of students, I wish we could have given out more scholarships,” said Tallent, adding that NAPS received 22 applications and interviewed ten students.

Selection was based on a combination of environmental and community service, high school achievement, college interest, and need.

To donate to the NAPS Scholarship Endowment Fund, mail a check payable to NAPS to P.O. Box 567, Heathsville, VA 22473. Please write “Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

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