Newberry Observer

Glenn Shealy Memorial Scholarship awarded

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Glenn Shealy Memorial Scholarship was awarded to the following seniors at the Mid-Carolina High School Senior Awards Ceremony: Alisa Rogers, Katie Coker and Sarah Katherine Connelly.

Rogers plans to attend Wofford College in the fall. Coker and Connelly will attend Clemson University.

Glenn Shealy was the race director for the Little Mountain Reunion Road Races in 2014. Prior to the race, he was killed in a tractor accident on May 17, 2014. In August of that same year, the Little Mountain Reunion Association dedicated the reunion in his memory. The past two years the Town of Little Mountain and Shealy’s family and friends have used the proceeds of the race to provide funding for a scholarship in his memory.

Last year, they awarded two $1,200 scholarships and this year they were able to award three $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students who best exemplify some of Shealy’s characteristics, contribution to community and/or church, lead an active/healthy lifestyle and demonstrate a love for country/God’s creation.

The Little Mountain Reunion sponsors the Thrill of the Hill 5K and the Monadnock Challenge 10K each year during the reunion. This year it will be held on Saturday, August 4. Through the sponsors and race registrations, the race generates net funding for the scholarships.

If you would like to participate in one of the races, online registration can be done through strictlyrunning.com. If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, information can be found at the town’s website littlemountainreunion.info or by contacting Race Director Clint Shealy at 960-8145.

Mid-Carolina High School seniors Alisa Rogers, Katie Coker, and Sarah Katherine Connelly (no particular order) were awarded the Glenn Shealy Memorial Scholarship.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_IMG_9558.jpgMid-Carolina High School seniors Alisa Rogers, Katie Coker, and Sarah Katherine Connelly (no particular order) were awarded the Glenn Shealy Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy photo

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