Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced


August 9, 2018

The 6th annual awards for the Terrell L. Scruggs Memorial Scholarship have been presented to 12 graduates of Transylvania County’s three high schools.

The Terrell L. Scruggs Memorial Scholarship honors lifetime Transyl-vania County community leader Terry Scruggs. In 2012, the City of Brevard established this award to honor Scruggs’s memory and 17 years of service as its finance director. Scruggs was known for his positive customer relationships built on servant leadership. Through support of community business sponsors, family and friends and an annual golf tournament, $52,500 has been awarded across six years to 51 graduates of the three high schools.

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Advisory Board recognizes the following 2018 scholarship graduates who have demonstrated involvement and leadership, made a difference through community involvement and excelled academically. Each award winner receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Brevard High School

Madison Allen plans to earn an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering and minor in applied music at the University of Tennessee. Talented not only academically but musically as well, she enjoys performing on her saxophone and plans to play in Tennessee’s jazz band and wind ensemble. Recognized for a positive attitude of changing obstacles into motivating challenges, Allen continuously inspires others through her message of hope and determination as a cancer survivor.

With diverse interests spanning biology, computer science, architecture and French language studies, the second recipient will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a passion for science research, his goal is to attend medical school. Believing involvement in one’s community fosters innovation for the future while developing a wide array of personal skills, the second Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship recipient is Matthew Bailey.

The next award winner plans to attend Warren Wilson College to major in expressive arts therapy. With active involvement in several organizations, this student has made important contributions to the BHS Art Guild where she served as president. With a value for community service and described as going the extra mile to help others be successful, the third Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship winner is Hazel Freeman.

Actively involved in several extracurricular activities, including National Art Honor Society, HOSA, National Honor Society, VIZ youth leadership program and women’s varsity tennis team, the next award recipient plans to obtain a B.S. in nursing at Clemson University with a career goal as a neonatal nurse practitioner. The Brevard High campus, Brevard College athletic offices and local nursing homes have all benefitted from this student’s design work, painting and portrait drawings. Her favorite service has been as volunteer coach/instructor with Transylvania County’s youth tennis program. Believing it is important to give back to your community, the fourth Terrell L Scruggs Scholar-ship winner is Delaney Holland.

Described by others as being talented, hard-working and grounded in perseverance and resilience, the next Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship winner served as senior class president and team captain for Brevard High’s swim team. With a goal to become a filmmaker, this student plans to pursue a degree in business and video production at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. To be remembered by classmates as a friend to all and a positive role model, the fifth scholarship recipient is Kaine McAlister.

Actively involved in numerous school activities and several community organizations, the next scholarship recipient will long be remembered for his service and impact on others. Activities included National Honor Society, Transylvania County Scholar, BHS swim team, JV and varsity soccer teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and participated in the VIZ youth leadership program. Although known for his soccer skills and leadership on the field, this team captain has made a significant difference off the field as a positive example of good sportsmanship. With an undecided major attending Lee University, the sixth Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship award winner is Wesley Pierron.

Davidson River School/Brevard High School

Ayla Talley is known for her caring attitude as evidenced by being a mentor, a volunteer with Free Rein therapeutic program, a Leadership Team member and participant in several community benefits. Through her personal determination, resilience, and a can-do spirit, she has made a difference on both high school campuses. Receiving the seventh Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship, Talley plans to attend Brevard College to become a certified public accountant.

Rosman High School

The eighth Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship recipient demonstrated leadership and involvement through National Honor Society, Transylvania County Scholar, Junior Marshal and as a Rosman High School band section leader. This scholar’s caring heart has been exhibited through two mission trips to Corbin, Ky. and an overseas mission trip to Thailand. She received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Certificate of Merit in 2017. Madison Brinkley said, “Community members should be concerned with the welfare of those around them; change cannot happen without someone taking action.” With an undecided major, possibly global studies, Brinkley plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

Actively involved on school campus and community, Molly Angelina Cammack served as the RHS marching band drum major (2017-18), vice president of RHS Student Council, Junior Marshal and a participant in the VIZ leadership program. In her community, Cammack has volunteered at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Celebration, Transylvania County Animal Shelter and community trash pickup along public highways. With a goal to become a pastry chef and one day open her own café, Cammack plans to earn a bachelor’s degree at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Serving as a Rosman High School cheerleader for four years and as co-captain her senior year, Heidi Hall additionally served as president of FBLA (2018), Student Body Secretary and was a VIZ leadership program participant. Hall was honored to receive the “Heart of an Athlete Award” for her leadership and positive impact on teams and others. The tenth Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship recipient plans to attend BRCC and Brevard College to study business.

Emma Henderson is the eleventh Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship recipient. She actively served Rosman High School as president of RHS’s Student Council and Student Body, editor of the yearbook, president of RHS Amateur Theatrical Society, president of National Honor Society, Transylvania County Scholar, Junior Marshal, a Rosman Elementary tutor and a dance studio owner. Henderson believes community is the act of giving back to those who have given much to you. With a goal to work at a newspaper or magazine company in a large city or become possibly a journalism professor, Henderson will attend UNC-Chapel Hill to study journalism and English.

Calee Lance said, “Contributing to my community makes me feel that I have made a difference.” Lance has certainly done that. She was a Junior Marshal, Transylvania County Scholar, member of National Honor Society, participant in the VIZ leadership program, RHS yearbook staff member, and Shield Camp counselor. With a goal to become a FBI investigator, Lance plans to major in criminal justice at Gardner Webb University.

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Advisory Board congratulates its 2018 scholarship recipients. The Scholarship Advisory Board will host its annual Scholarship Fundraiser during the month of September. The “Friends of Terry” 2018 Scholarship Campaign will be an opportunity for community to make a difference for Transylvania County’s high school graduates.


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