Friends of Lake Glenville, a 501(c)3 organization based in Glenville, NC, is proud to announce the 2022 Doug Odell Scholarship winners!
Established in 2021 to encourage and support our local community, the scholarship was originally intended to award $1000 to one graduating area senior in good standing from Blue Ridge Early College (BREC) to promote higher education in the field of Science.
Though only in its second year the Scholarship Fund grew significantly in 2022! Thanks to overwhelming support from both FLG members and the wider community at large, FLG was able to expand its giving to Summit Charter School and award three (3) recipients with scholarships in the amount of $5000 each.
The Doug Odell Scholarship is 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.
To contribute to the Doug Odell Scholarship Fund or to support the other work Friends of Lake Glenville does, please visit FriendsOfLakeGlenville.com/Donate.
MEET THE WINNERS
Holly Foss (Blue Ridge Early College)
BREC graduate Holly Foss has been accepted into the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has always been fascinated by the ocean, enjoys scuba diving, and is interested in studying marine biology, conservation, and rehabilitation of marine life.
Abigail Vanderwiele (Summit Charter School)
Lake Glenville has always held a special place in Abigail Verderwiele’s heart. A member of the first ever graduating senior class at Summit Charter School, Abigail has been accepted to Clemson University’s School of Animal and Veterinary Science. There, she’ll continue to focus her studies and extracurricular activities on her desire to learn as much as possible about all types of animals. In her free time, Abby enjoys music, band, theater, and golf.
Brenda Rodriquez-Vargas (Appalachian State University)
Brenda graduated with honors from BREC in 2021 and was accepted into Appalachian State University, where she is studying Psychology and Child Development. The Glenville native took advantage of Blue Ridge School’s Early College program, earning her Associate’s Degree alongside her other studies and balancing all that with her job at Signal Ridge Marina. She plans to graduate with her BA in Spring of 2023, then continue with Graduate School at Western Carolina University to earn MA in Clinical Psychology.
Secretary: Karen Odell
Bill Duncan; Mark and Una Newman