Monday, July 13, 2009

ANV Awards Scholarship

July 13, 2009

Army of Northern Virginia
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Columbia, Tennessee


South Carolina student wins SCV scholarship

The Army of Northern Virginia of the International Sons of Confederate Veterans is pleased to announce that Michael C. Griffin, Jr., of Hanahan, South Carolina, has won the ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIP for 2009. In addition to a financial award of $1000 the winning essay will be published in Confederate Veteran Magazine, a publication of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Mr. Griffin is a recent graduate of Northside Christian School in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The winning essay was titled “A Natural Leader” and deals with the actions of Robert E. Lee in dealing with the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, by abolitionist John Brown.

The ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a high school senior. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote history in our schools. Only students living in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are eligible for the award. A panel of academics chaired by Mr. Richard Williams of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, reviews all essays and decides the winner.

Any newspaper wishing to publish the winning essay should contact Brag Bowling at 804-389-3620.

Brag Bowling
Army of Northern Virginia