Hall awarded Fary Memorial Scholarship
William L. Lewis, trustee of the Fary Memorial Scholarship Fund, announced that Mark Jacon Hall has been awarded a four-year scholarship worth $24,000 commencing Fall 2009.
Hall is the son of Lisa Look Hall and Mark D. Hall of Urbanna. He will attend the University of Virginia to pursue a degree in environmental science with the possibility of minors in education and performing arts. The education minor will allow him to obtain a job near a university that offers a masters in film arts. His plan is to become an accomplished director.
Hall has been an active student at Middlesex High School. Throughout his four years there, he has been involved in many organizations, including cross-country, academic challenge, soccer, school musicals and theater productions. He served as class president his freshman and junior years. At the conclusion of his junior year, he attended Virginia Boy’s State Citizen Training Program, sponsored by the American Legion.
Additionally, Hall played a vital role in the church community by serving as president of the Rappahannock United Methodist District Youth Council for the most recent two years. He was granted the Honor Award at Middlesex High for excellent personal integrity, perseverance, academic excellence in a wide range of studies, taking initiative in school issues, and commitment to establishing goals. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.233. Other senior awards he received include the Athletic Sportsmanship Award and the One Act Most Valuable Player Award.
The Thomas Peterson and Alvin Jenettie Roane Fary Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Thomas Franklin Fary in memory of his parents. The highly-competitive scholarship provides to students from 16 eligible counties in eastern Virginia an opportunity to obtain a college education. This year’s students competed in a multi-leveled application and interview process, exposing the district and finalist committees to a pool of graduating seniors of superior ability, character and concern for those around them. Five scholarships were awarded, each for $6,000 annually for all four years of college. Also, the fund awarded seven grants in the amount of $1,000 each to be used toward college expenses for one year.