The scholarship, administered by the PHCC Foundation, is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to up to 10 students from high schools in the college’s service region. Students are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee for their academic and leadership potential, and must maintain a 3.2 GPA while at PHCC. Recipients are afforded a variety of events, activities and services to create an intense and enriching college experience. This year’s Patrick Henry Scholars:
Rocky Ankeny graduated from Bassett High School with a 4.03 GPA. He was an active member of the Bassett High School bands, including the Marching Band (Most Outstanding Freshman and Senior, Best of Bassett Award, Section Leader), Symphonic Band (Most Outstanding Junior), Concert Band (French Horn Award) and Brass Quintet. He was also a member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society, and received the Henry County Academic Excellence Award. Outside of school, he has served as the choir director at Orchard Drive Baptist Church since 2010. Ankeny plans to attend George Mason University after PHCC to major in Music Education and Film, with hopes of becoming a high school band director.
Grant Boaz graduated from Martinsville High School with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Key Club, a Big M recipient and a dual enrollment student at PHCC, with the honor of being on the dean’s list for the last academic year. Boaz also participated on the cross country, soccer and swim teams at Martinsville High School, as well as the Piedmont Youth Soccer League Travel Soccer team, of which he was a league referee for the past four years. He has joined the PHCC Patriots soccer team this fall. His goal is to earn his associate degree in business administration at PHCC, followed by a bachelor’s degree in sports management.
Mickie Doman graduated from Magna Vista High School with a 4.16 GPA. She was a member of the National Honor Society, of which she served as president during her senior year, and the Beta Club. She was also an “A” Honor Roll student and received a Henry County Public Schools Academic Excellence Award. Doman has also taken part in the O’Henry Internship program, was able to work at Drewry Mason Elementary School through enrollment in an Early Childhood Education course and was an active member of Future Farmers of America (Parliamentarian, Leadership Committee). She plans to get her associate degree in general studies and transfer to Averett University to study early childhood education and become an elementary school teacher.
Haley Ferguson graduated from Bassett High School with a 4.06 GPA. She earned a Henry County Public Schools Academic Excellence Award; was an “A” Honor Roll student; was a member of the National Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, Teen Arts Council, Beta Club, CHILL Club and 4H Teen Club; is a Fox 21/27 Academic All Star and was on the Student Advisory Council. Ferguson was also a part of the BHS soccer team (Principal’s Award, Coaches Award) and a Grace Network volunteer. On the side, she has her own freelance design business, BopArt, and has been a graphic design intern at Casting Logos. Ferguson wants to earn a degree in visual arts and attend Virginia Commonwealth University for her bachelor’s degree. She hopes to work as an art teacher, specifically on the community-college level.
Ellie Hampton graduated from Bassett High School with a 4.01 GPA. She was an “A” Honor Roll student all four years at Bassett and earned a Henry County Public Schools Academic Excellence Award. She was a member of the varsity tennis (Piedmont District Champions, Honorable Mention) and volleyball teams, as well as a Salvation Army volunteer. After earning her degree in general studies, Hampton plans to pursue a career in education, with hopes of becoming a college professor specializing in Civil War history.
Amanda Hylton graduated from Patrick County High School with a 4.1 GPA. She was on the PCHS Honor Roll, served as the class president, and was a member of the PCHS Honors Choir, PCHS All District Choir, Marching Band (Percussion Captain), Forensics Club, Beta Club (President, Treasurer, Reporter) and the Future Educators Association. She also took part in the Virginia High School League Leadership Conference. Outside of school, Hylton is an active member of the Youth Group at New Hope Church of the Brethren. She hopes to earn a degree in business administration and obtain a certificate in bookkeeping to become an accountant.
Andrew Mullins graduated from Bassett High School with a 4.2 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Beta Club. He also played on the JV and varsity football teams, and served as an instructor for the Henry County Parks and Recreation Youth Football Camps. Mullins has volunteered his time with Grace Network, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club. He hopes to study legal assisting and history, with a goal of working in a prosecutor’s office or in politics.
Cody Prillaman graduated from Bassett High School with a 3.72 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society, National Society for High School Scholars, the Student Council Association and served as the senior class representative on the Principal’s Student Advisory Committee. Prillaman also played on the varsity basketball and golf teams, and volunteers his time with United Way. He plans to earn a degree in general studies, and continue his education at the University of Virginia, majoring in business management with a minor in marketing or communications.