Henderson scholarships go to four graduates

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Four graduates of Chiefland High School's Class of 2014 are entering college in the coming weeks with the help of scholarships they are receiving from the Alice Faye Henderson Scholarship Fund that is part of the Levy County Schools Foundation.

Kelsi Alexander, who was senior class president and class valedictorian, will study nursing.

Alexandra Gilliam will study to work in the field of nursing, with a specialty in pediatrics.

Brittany Gilliam, who will play Division II softball at State College of Florida in Sarasota, is leaning toward a career in sports medicine or a related field.

Danielle Lourcey is studying to earn a degree in nuclear medicine.

The Alice Faye Henderson Scholarship fund has awarded 11 scholarships valued at $1,000 each since they started bestowing them in 2012.

H.C. Henderson, husband of the late Alice Faye, said there were 23 applicants this year, the most ever. And he thanked the Foundation for its help in evaluating and awarding the scholarships.

Henderson also thanked the citizens of Chiefland and Levy County for their generosity in helping him and their sons, Skipper and Adam, and all of their family and friends to memorialize Alice Faye in a way consistent with her life of good works and charitable deeds. “Perhaps in this small way, we can help these outstanding and deserving young people achieve their goals in life and become assets to the community in which they choose to live and work,” Henderson said.

The late Mrs. Henderson was a graduate of Chiefland High School and an outstanding athlete in basketball and cheerleading. She played in the high school band. The Hendersons were named the 2011 Chiefland Citizens of the Year.