2012 Colonel Fred V. Cherry Scholarhip
Awardee: Shanice Lennell Mason, Nansemond River High School

Shanice Lennell Mason, senior at Nansemond River High School to receive the 2012 Colonel Fred V. Cherry Scholarship

It is with great pride the Suffolk Foundation announces the recipient of the $2,000 Colonel Fred V. Cherry Scholarship to Ms. Shanice L. Mason, a senior at Nansemond River High School. The Colonel Cherry scholarship was established to honor Colonel Cherry, a Suffolk native and a Viet Nam veteran who was captured and held as a Prisoner of War.

In making the selection, the distribution committee reviewed the applicant’s academic performance, extracurricular activities, character, and recommendations. The committee was impressed with Shanice’s academic, extra and co-curricular, and service activities. It was evident that Shanice is a hard worker by her involvement in the Governor’s School of the Arts for Dance, while maintaining a high Grade Point Average. Shanice has also excelled on the athletic field, as demonstrated by her participation of the golf team, which she helped win the teams first regular season District Championship. No doubt, Shanice is a well-rounded student who is very deserving of the Cherry Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be sent directly to the Virginia Commonwealth University, where Shanice will attend next year.

Congratulations to Shanice, a student committed to her studies and doing her best in whatever she undertakes. The Suffolk Foundation is proud to have the opportunity to award the Colonel Fred V. Cherry Scholarship to Shanice, and wishes her well in all her future endeavors.