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Three WHHS seniors win scholarships to pursue environmental studies

Three West Henderson High School seniors were among 30 students receiving an inaugural $1,000 Lynn Davis Scholarship from FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge.

The WHHS winners and their college plans were Megan Broome, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Marine Biology; Anna Garner, College of Charleston, Marine Biology; and Jesse Jakubielski, Appalachian State University, Environmental Science.

Named in honor of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge co-founder Lynn Davis, the scholarship program was established in 2023 to assist students from communities of North Carolina’s and Virginia’s Blue Ridge who plan to pursue environmental or cultural studies in college.

“From natural resources, sciences, engineering, land management, relative cultural and arts studies such as Old Time and Bluegrass music, and more, our intent is to support students with a passion to further our mission of enhancing our region’s natural beauty, ecological vitality, and cultural distinctiveness for future generations,” said executive director Julie Whalen. “FRIENDS co-founder Lynn Davis is a lifelong learner who has spent her career pouring her energies into serving communities and government agencies with an education focus so we can be good stewards of our natural world."