Saturday, December 9, 2023

Six Students from the Region Recognized as 2022 Jean M. Yokum Scholarship Winners

(Courtesy of Langley Federal Credit Union)

NEWPORT NEWS — Langley Federal Credit Union announced six students from the region will receive this year’s Jean M. Yokum College Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded every spring and is named after Langley Federal Credit Union’s former president and CEO. This year, the credit union increased the number of scholarship recipients from four to six to continue to honor the legacy of Mrs. Yokum, who passed away last August.

According to a release from Langley Federal Credit Union, “Recipients showcase academic excellence and community involvement as well as the same work ethic and dedication as Yokum, who gave 58 years of service to Langley, starting as a teller.” 

The Peninsula Community Foundation manages the program and coordinates decisions about the scholarships with a committee of community leaders volunteering their time, according to Langley Federal Credit Union.

The $5,000 scholarship, in honor of this recognition, was awarded to the following students:

  • Caroline Alstick — Graduating from Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, and will attend the University of South Carolina, with plans to pursue an international business degree in hopes of one day owning her own business.
  • Jonathan He — Graduating from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, and will attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science in hopes to help solve novel security challenges.
  • Thomas Patterson — Graduating from Western Branch High School in Virginia Beach, and will attend Virginia State University, with a goal to become a Doctor of Pharmacy by earning a bachelor’s of science in chemistry.
  • Nathanael Virgil-Fenelus — Graduating from Tabb High School in Yorktown, and will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with plans to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering before joining the Navy to become a fighter pilot.
  • Levi Walker — Graduated from Maryfield Academy, a home school program, and will attend Virginia Tech to pursue a bachelor’s of science with the goal of majoring in computational modeling and data analytics.
  • Madison Wilhelm — Graduating from Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, and will attend Liberty University, with plans on double majoring in global studies and business administration with a focus on humanitarian aid so she can help people where most needed.”

For more information on the 2022 Jean M. Yokum Scholarship, please check out the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia’s official website.

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