HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The Gloucester High School (GHS) Alumni Class of 2003 is hosting a golf tournament at the James River Country Club on May 16, 2022, in order to raise money for a new scholarship fund.
After brainstorming ways to give back to the community, the GHS Class of 2003 decided to set up the scholarship fund in honor of their 20-year class reunion.
“We were all thinking of ways that we can do something,” said Event Organizer and Class of 2003 Alumni Cristy Williams in an interview with WYDaily. “So I said, ‘Let’s host a golf tournament.'”
The eligible students had a deadline of mid-March to apply for the scholarship. The applications will be fully examined by the Gloucester Director of School Counseling Matt Lord, and, during the first week of May, a recipient of the scholarship will be decided.
“He was actually my head guidance counselor when I was in high school,” said Williams. “He just helped me through so much and I just wanted to be able to offer that same guidance to someone else. I trust his guidance. He gave me guidance for so many years and I trust that he will pick a student through a pile of applications.”
There was only one criteria for the students applying for the scholarship: that the applicant wanted to further pursue their education.
“There’s no dollar amount right now because we want to raise as much as we possibly can,” said Williams. “Once we figure out the check, we will go to their high school and they will have a big scholarship ceremony there.”
The student who will be receiving the scholarship will be introduced at the golf tournament.
The tournament is accepting donations and will be open to the public. Golfers can find more information about the tournament online on the event page.