Meet some of the Recipients

TIDEWATER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS $35,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Eleven local high school students and two schools were awarded a total of $35,000 from the Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation during its annual academic awards program and Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition.

Six scholarships were awarded for academic excellence, community service and financial need. Five students and two high schools received awards from the annual Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition.

The following academic scholarship recipients each received a $5,000 four-year scholarship:

Jason Ham of Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, received the William J. Hearring Memorial Scholarship. He plans to attend Virginia Tech.
Tianni Ivey of Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, was awarded the Sherman and Nancy Reece Scholarship. Ivey plans to study economics and international relations at the University of Richmond.
Deja Lankford of King’s Fork High School, Suffolk, was awarded a TBA scholarship. She plans to attend George Mason University and pursue a degree in mathematics.
Marcel Perry of I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, was awarded the John Aragona Scholarship. He will be studying computer science at Old Dominion University.
Joanna Tan of Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, was awarded the Howard and Nancye Weisberg Scholarship. She plans to attend The College of William & Mary and pursue a degree in global studies.
Stephanie Tenney of Deep Creek High School, Chesapeake, received the Lee A. Gifford Scholarship. Tenney will be studying pre-medicine at Johns Hopkins University.


A talent for design

Forty-six students entered the Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition, a program for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building. A $1,500 first-place scholarship, $1,000 second-place scholarship and $750 third-place scholarship were awarded. First honorable mention received $500 and second honorable mention received $250.

The competition’s four judges were local architect and building professionals. The competition winners are:

John Pantalone of the Advanced Technology Center and Salem High School, Virginia Beach, won the first-place award.
Alex Salvato of Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, won the second-place award.
Timothy Filipowski of Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, won the third-place award.
Antonio Ramos of the Advanced Technology Center and Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, won the first honorable mention.
Esther Lee of Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, won the second honorable mention.

A $600 grant went to Kempsville High School and a $400 grant went to Ocean Lakes High School, both in Virginia Beach, for the instructors’ essays on their design program needs. The grants were created to increase interest in the design competition by providing funds for classroom equipment and supplies.

Since 1965, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded 454 scholarships and a total of $1.76 million. TBA will continue to provide scholarship funding during the 2014-15 academic year to 16 other past recipients.