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NAPS Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to NHS Grads

From left: NAPS Scholarship Chair Martha Tallent, Quinton Jones, Mykel Cox, Camden Sisk, NAPS president Mike Ahart

Three college-bound Northumberland High School seniors received scholarships from the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS), during the Senior Recognition ceremony at the school auditorium, May 22, 2023.

Scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded to Mykel Cox, Camden Sisk, and Quinton Jones in recognition of their academic achievement and service to the community

Cox is pursuing a career as a filmmaker and arts administrator and has been accepted to Temple University, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University. “Mykel is a truly a change maker” according to a school counselor.

Sisk is pursuing a career as a Naval Aviator and has been accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Virginia Tech, and Auburn University. Her intellectual ability, determination, and incredible work ethic has impressed her teachers, according to reference letters.

Jones is pursuing a law degree and a career in public service. He has been accepted to the University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Georgetown University, Howard University and the College of William & Mary. His leadership skills are highly praised by teachers and fellow students.

The NAPS Scholarships were presented by Martha Tallent, Chair of the NAPS Scholarship Committee, and NAPS president Mike Ahart. Of the 17 scholarship applicants, 11 were interviewed by the committee. “It was very difficult to decide among the applicants…so many skills, so many strengths and such academic achievement. How proud I am to be in a county with such high-caliber students,” said Tallent

NAPS Scholarship Committee members include Wonda Allain, Ian Brownlee, Roger Gruben, Nancy Millar, Ralph Millar, LaVar Rich, Alice Stieve, Keese Williams, and Tallent. Selection of awardees was based on a combination of environmental and community service, academic achievement, college interest, and need.

To donate to the NAPS Scholarship Endowment Fund, visit – or 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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