Pictured above (L to R): Kevin Hurley, Ellen Hurley, Libby Blankenship of VAFC, James Kennedy, Brad Kennedy and Steve Karras of Cave Spring Vet Clinic
Cave Spring Veterinary Clinic awards two scholarships to two of Valley AFC graduating seniors, James Kennedy of Cave Spring High School and Ellen Hurley of Hidden Valley High School.
James played recreation and travel soccer for 13 years with Valley AFC. He earned the Lamp of Knowledge (A&B honor roll) with a grade point average of 3.475. James led the Drum Line as captain for Cave Spring High School Marching Band. He will be in the Construction Management program at Appalachian State in the fall. James plans to play Club Soccer there.
Ellen has played soccer since the age of 5. She played recreation soccer then played Travel Soccer with Valley AFC for 3 years with the Courage. Ellen, a graduate from Hidden Valley High School, was in the Beta Club (honors), DECA club, a member of the swim team (Lady Titans won the State Championship with Ellen as a state qualifier for the swim team), and the Spanish Club. She did volunteer work at Wildlife Rescue and job-shadowed Dr. Mark Finkler at Roanoke Animal Hospital.
Ellen will be attending JMU in the fall. Currently she plans to study biology or some other medical field. Her parents, Marian and Kevin Hurley said, “We are very proud of her….and thanks to VAFC and Cave Spring Vet Clinic for sponsoring the scholarship. I know Kevin, myself, and Ellen are very grateful.”
Ellen does hope to play club sports, she has mentioned both soccer and swimming.
Valley AFC and Cave Spring Veterinary Clinic are very proud of James and Ellen and wish them further great success in their college careers.
Submitted by Libby Blankenship.