The Suffolk Foundation is pleased to announce Lindsay Alexis Ransome, a King’s Fork High School senior, is the recipient of the $1,000.00 Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship was presented at the King’s Fork Senior Awards Program on Wednesday, May 20th in the school auditorium at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Morris was a well-respected teacher, coach, and principal of Chuckatuck School from 1952 – 1965, who was a leader, friend, and motivator. He led by example and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
In making the selection, the scholarship committee was impressed by Lindsay’s ability to maintain a 3.21 grade point average while playing varsity soccer and being a varsity cheerleader her entire high school career. The committee realized that Lindsay has outstanding leadership skills (Captain of the soccer team and cheer squad) and is well organized. Her organizational skills were very evident in reading about her ability to juggle numerous school activities and be involved in various volunteer programs in the community.
Lindsay was able to balance her academic studies, was recognized for Sportsmanship (Bulldog Award) and as 1st team all-conference in soccer. Outside of school, some of her activities included volunteering at YMCA summer camp, summer league basketball, Lake Prince Woods, and Sentara Leigh Hospital as well as participating in youth choir and serving as a youth usher.
The committee felt Lindsay was a very deserving recipient who demonstrated qualities Mr. Lewis Morris would have expected of any student receiving a scholarship honoring his memory. Lindsay is definitely a leader, who leads by example. Lindsay will be an Honor Graduate this spring and has been accepted and plans to attend Barton College next year where she plans to pursue a career in Nursing. The scholarship award will be sent directly to Barton College.