Thursday, April 18, 2024

Woman’s Club of Williamsburg Awards $4,500 in Scholarships

(L to R) India Givens (Bruton High School/Virginia Tech), Isabel Kantor (Jamestown High School/Virginia Tech), and Madison Lilly (Jamestown High School/Georgetown University) each received a $1,500 scholarship from The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC. The Woman’s Club awards scholarships annually to young women from local high schools as they enter college and prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders. (The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC announced it has awarded $1,500 scholarships to India Givens of Bruton High School, and Isabel Kantor and Madison Lilly of Jamestown High School.

According to the Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC, the nonprofit awards scholarships to local high school students to assist young women in obtaining a higher education to prepare them to become future leaders.

Students are selected based on academic standing, leadership ability and extracurricular activities, the nonprofit said.

The recipients:

India Givens is graduating seventh in her class at Bruton High School. She is in the Honors program and the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy, and will attend Virginia Tech to study biological science with a goal of entering the pre-dental track. She is president of Health Occupations Students of America, secretary of Future Business Leaders of America and a Panther Achievement Leader. She is on the field hockey team and a captain on the indoor and outdoor track and cross-country teams. She is president of the French Honor Society, and a member of the Chemistry Honor Society, Math Honor Society and National Honor Society. In addition to these many academic activities, she also volunteers at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and works two jobs during the school year.

Isabel Kantor is graduating high school with a 4.0 grade point average and will attend Virginia Tech to study food science and technology with a goal of becoming a flavorist developing products in the food industry. Isabel has participated in the Jamestown High School varsity swim team all four years and has qualified for the school’s State Swim Team multiple years. She swims with 757 Swim year-round as well as with her neighborhood swim team. She is co-editor of the school Literacy Magazine and a member of the Art Club. In addition to these school activities, she is a part-time employee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a Senior Corps musician, section leader and instructor for the Fife and Drum Corps. During the summer months, she also volunteers at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.

Madison Lilly will attend Georgetown University to study government with a goal of going to law school. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, a National Merit Commended Student, and in the Williamsburg-James City County Schools Honors Program. She founded the Williamsburg Chapter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Without Boundaries and participated in Model United Nations as President and Head Delegate. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National English Honor Society, French Honor Society and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. She is first chair flute in the school band. She is very active in the High School Democrats of America organization, and has worked on a variety of political campaigns and efforts to increase youth participation in politics.

The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC also provides financial support for other local, national and international humanitarian organizations.

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