5th Annual Owen Wicks Scholarship Award Recipient

On June 9th, the fifth annual Owen Wicks Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Emily Lerch. Emily graduated from Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Virginia in May 2020.

Award presented around the 1:52 mark of the video

This scholarship is in remembrance of 16 year old, Owen Wicks, who fought and lost his battle with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 2012. The Owen Wicks Memorial Scholarship recognizes students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science and who also displays a compassion for helping others within their community. This award is to help ensure that Owen’s sense of humor, perseverance in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and passion for helping others are his legacy that will be remembered for years to come.

Emily was awarded this scholarship based on her plans to attend the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing at Shenandoah University. Emily’s compassion for helping others, volunteer work at school and within the community, and her desire to study nursing in college was an inspiration to us all.

There is a quote by John Wesley on the scholarship award that exemplifies both Owen and Emily’s commitment to helping others:

“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, at all the times you can,

With all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can”

Please join us in congratulating Emily on her scholarship award.  We wish her all the best as she pursues her dreams.

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