Roanoke Rapids High School Senior Franchesca Yates is the recipient of this year’s Ethel Crawley Scholarship giving her a free undergraduate education to the college of her choice.
Principal Jeff White presented Yates with the scholarship letter at her home due to the current COVID-19 school closure.
“Franchesca was one of 12 who made the final round. She’s an incredible student and deserving of this scholarship. Not only does she have a strong work ethic when it comes to her academics, but is also a true leader at RRHS, said White.
The Ethel W. Crawley Memorial Education Fund Scholarship directs a scholarship selection committee to award a full four-year scholarship that will cover tuition, room, board, school fees, and books. In addition to the scholarship, the recipients will receive additional money to purchase a computer.
Yates plans to study interior design at Appalachian State University.
Ethel Crawley died April 11, 1998, and was a lifelong resident of Littleton, teaching music for 28 years at Littleton High School. Her scholarship has benefited dozens of Roanoke Valley students over the years.
“We are so grateful that our students have this opportunity each year. It has been helpful to so many. Franchesca is certainly well deserving of this prestigious scholarship,” said Dain Butler, Superintendent.