Thomas receives Scholarship

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kyanite Mining Corporation recently celebrated its newest recipient of the Terrell H. Dunnavant Scholarship, Joel Thomas. According to a press release, this scholarship has been given out since 2002 in memory of Dunnavant who was a faithful employee of Kyanite Mining Corporation for 63 years.

“This scholarship is given to a graduating senior from Buckingham County High School or Prince Edward County High School, or the child of a Kyanite employee that has completed an interview process among other tasks,” officials said in the release.

According to the release, some previous winners were Tyler Morris, Lindsay Staton, Charlotte Powell, Trevor Hill, Madeline Buczek and the 2016 recipient Mary Susannah Jones.

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“Past winners have attended such schools as University of Virginia (U.Va.), Liberty University, Virginia Tech, University of Mary Washington and James Madison University to name a few,” officials said in the release.

Thomas, a Prince Edward County High School graduate, will attend  U.Va. in the fall.