Student awarded scholarship to Rocky Mount Academy

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Elizabeth Winstead


From Contributed Reports

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Winstead has been awarded this year’s Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy.

An eighth-grader at Bunn Middle School, Winstead will attend RMA in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship valued at more than $48,000 for four years.

The Weaver Scholarship was established in 1986 at Rocky Mount Academy in memory of a 1984 RMA graduate who had succumbed to cancer earlier that year. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has never attended RMA and who best represents the attributes that Ann Weaver embodied.

“We had an impressive group of students from three different counties take part in the scholarship selection process this year. All eight of the finalists are outstanding young people. Elizabeth is an outstanding student with tremendous talents. She is a proven leader in her current school and community, and we look forward to having her share her gifts with us at RMA,” said Director of Admissions Hadley Gross. “We had the difficult assignment of selecting just one student to receive the scholarship, and we are proud to have selected Elizabeth.”

The daughter of Kent and Beth Winstead of Bunn, Elizabeth is a President’s Award recipient for academic excellence and president of the National Junior Honor Society at Bunn Middle School. An active participant in her church and community, Elizabeth has served as a volunteer at her local animal shelter, a math tutor and in a variety of capacities as a member of the National Junior Beta Club. She loves softball, reading, writing and has performed in many plays at her church. In the classroom, on the field and throughout the community, Elizabeth has shown that she is a leader.

“We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth to Rocky Mount Academy,” said Head of School Beth Covolo. “Her eagerness to learn, love of reading, sense of humor, and creative spirit make her a great fit for the rising freshman class and our student body. I look forward to watching her grow and thrive and lead here over the next four years.”