Local graduates have enrolled as Patrick Henry Scholars with the Class of 2016 at Hampden-Sydney College. The Patrick Henry Scholarship is named to honor the great American patriot and early trustee of Hampden-Sydney.
• Gregory Scott Brownson – A graduate of Jefferson Forest High School, Greg is the son of Douglas & Laurie Brownson of Forest.
• Jacob Alexander Hubbard – A graduate of Hidden Valley High School, Jake is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ryland H. Hubbard, Jr. of Roanoke.
• John Michael Simonic – A graduate of Hidden Valley High School, Michael is the son of Patrick & Jill Simonic of Roanoke.
Recipients of the Patrick Henry Scholarship are recognized for demonstrated leadership in their secondary schools and communities and for strong academic achievement in a competitive college preparatory curriculum.
When asked about this year’s honors students, Dr. Jennifer E. Vitale, Elliott Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Honors Program, stated, “This year, Hampden-Sydney College welcomes one of the largest freshman classes in the College’s history. Among them are 56 talented and intellectually gifted Hampden-Sydney Honors scholars. A diverse group of student with interests ranging from Model UN to welding, from homes as near as Farmville to as far as Hanoi, these young men will do much to enrich the college environment both inside and outside of the classroom.”
A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the education of young men.
Submitted by Hampden-Sydney College