St. James United Methodist Church recently presented three college-bound students its 2014 Virginia and Sam Satterthwaite Scholarships for their dedication to the church and community.
Recognized were Burklee Bradley, the daughter of Lee Anne Bradley and the late Burk Bradley and granddaughter of Connie Barus; Courtney Perkins, daughter of Shannon and Thomas Perkins; and Robbie Deans, grandson of Elaine Blevins, a release says.
The scholarship program was established May 12, 2002, by Virginia Sollee Satterthwaite’s children, Martha Worsley, Debbie Lyon and Lisle Millard, to honor her and her service to St. James. After the death of her husband, Sam Robert Satterthwaite, on Jan. 27, 2003, his name was added to the program. Each scholarship is worth $500.
The Satterthwaites were dedicated Christians who quietly served the Lord but did not want acknowledgement for their work, the release says. Virginia Satterthwaite was reared in St. James. Sam Satterthwaite became a member after they married in May 1968.
The scholarships recognize high school seniors who attend St. James and who have pledged to honor the church through prayers, presence, gifts and service. The award primarily is based on the quality of participation in the youth ministry and demonstration of church leadership. Applicants also answer essay questions asked by the scholarship committee about their role models, their future plans and their relationship with Christ.
Burklee Bradley graduated from Northern Nash High School. She will go to East Carolina University with the goal of earning a doctorate in clinical psychology.
Robbie Deans graduated from SouthWest Edgecombe High School. He will attend Edgecombe Community College. He wants to become a physical education teacher.
Courtney Perkins graduated from Tarboro High School. She will be going to Brevard College to major in art to work in graphic design.
The church is at 211 E. St James St., Tarboro. Its senior pastor is the Rev. Bobby Tyson.