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Our 2024 Scholarship Recipient at Franklin County High School

Each year the Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club (SMLWC) awards of a scholarship to a graduating female senior at Franklin County High School who has been actively involved in the community. The scholarship recipient must complete a scholarship package listing her activities that demonstrate her leadership values and teamwork in serving the community. The scholarship winner is required to explain her educational and career goals. The 2024 SMLWC Scholarship recipient is Miss Moriah Quesenberry, a graduating senior at Franklin County High School, and her explanation is listed in the bio below:

Moriah Quesenberry

GPA: 4.462

Penhook, VA

Attending: Virginia Western transferring to Virginia Tech

Ever since I was a young girl, it has always been my dream to become a veterinarian so that I can give back to my community and the pets that are loved so dearly. Therefore, it is my goal to graduate college with a degree in biology so that I can attend veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. I hope to open a small animal veterinary clinic in my community that has supported and fostered my love for animals. I believe giving back to one’s community is one of the most important parts of growing older. I hope that I can do so in every possible way

Miss Quesenberry’s leadership activities include National Student Leadership Training for Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Franklin County High School Leadership Training, High School United Nations Conference at William and Mary. Her community service is the following: Winshape Camp, teaching K-1st graders about Jesus; Gateway Camp helping elementary aged children with art; the Human Society, cleaning cages and walking dogs, Ferrum Elementary, helping teachers prepare for the 1st day of school; Vacation Bible School; Shannon Manning Softball Camp; All Star Day at Franklin County High School for Special Ed students; tutoring pre-calculus; set up Christmas lights at Franklin County Rec Depatrment; and Franklin Heights Church Nursery.


Other awards that Miss Quesenberry has won are: Varsity Softball 2022 Coach’s Award, FCHS Varsity Letter for Softball, FCHS Varsity Letter for Scholastic Bowl, FCHS Principal’s List for 4 years, Eagle Excellence for Pre-AP Earth Science, and Academic Award for French 1. She was invited to attend NASA Wallops Flight Facility upon completion of the course with VA Space Coast Scholars. She was recently awarded Franklin County Senior of the Month.


Extracurricular activities include: FCHS Varsity Softball, Travel Softball, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Virginia Space Coast Scholars; Scholastic Bowl, National Honor Society, Model UN, and Eagle Excellence.

The members of Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club hope you will join them in congratulating the 2024 SMLWC Scholarship recipient of Franklin County High School, Miss Moriah Quesenberry.


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