Pictured here: Rick Jackson (Silver Creek Realty), Brenda Rodriquez-Vargas and Devin Bryson (BREC), Paula Kennedy, Richard Tyre, Ray Jemison (FLG)
Friends of Lake Glenville is proud to announce the 2021 Doug Odell Scholarship winners! The $1000 scholarship, established to encourage and support our local community, is awarded to a graduating senior in good standing from Blue Ridge Early College (BREC) to promote higher education in the field of Science.
Realtor Rick Jackson (Silver Creek Realty, Glenville Office) and his wife Lisa generously provided the initial funding for the Scholarship Program. A matching donation allowed FLG to award this year’s scholarship to two recipients instead of just one!
2021 marks the inaugural year of the Doug Odell Scholarship, named in honor of one of FLG’s founding members. Doug dedicated many years to FLG. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, he was instrumental in establishing the water testing program and worked tirelessly with Duke Energy and governmental agencies for the benefit of the lake.
Friends of Lake Glenville is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. Our volunteer board and dedicated membership donate their time, talents, and energy to helping us realize our mission to preserve, protect, and educate. Our work focuses on Water Quality and Testing, Lake Clean-Up, Fishing, and Boating Safety.
Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners!
Devin is a BREC Graduate and has been accepted into North Carolina State University – College of Engineering as he excelled in STEM throughout his high school career. Devin balances school, work, and volunteerism as a National Honor Society Member, New Century Scholar, Math Club, Basketball Team, and Varsity Soccer Team. Devin shared his passion for the importance of water quality and his special memories of time spent on Lake Glenville within his submitted FLG Scholarship Essay.
Brenda is a BREC Graduate and has been accepted into Appalachian State University – Psychology and Child Development. She has completed her associates degree at Southwestern Community College and will graduate with honors on May 15, 2021. Brenda balances school, work, and volunteerism as a member of Math Club, Soccer and Volleyball teams. Brenda has a desire to become a Child Psychologist and enjoys interacting with customers while working at Signal Ridge Marina.
2020-2021 Scholarship Committee:
President: Richard Tyre
President Emeritus: Doug Odell (or family member)
Secretary: Karen Odell
Bill Duncan, Philip Humes, Rick Jackson, Mark and Una Newman