Chesterfield County Fair Association 2013 Scholarship Award Winners
Michael Tatum is the son of Mike and Tamara Tatum and a graduate of L. C. Bird High School Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies. Michael has been active at school where his leadership skills shone as Vice President of the Senior Class, and President of the National Honor Society, SCA and Math Honor Society. He was very active in the community working with Richmond City children through Youth Life and he is a member of the Praise Band at Ironbridge Baptist Church. Michael will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall with plans to study mechanical engineering.
Carlene Uzel is the daughter of Michael and Beth Uzel. She is valedictorian of Thomas Dale High School, graduating from the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center where she focused on music studies for the violin. Throughout her four years at Thomas Dale, she participated in French Club, Science Club, the National Beta Club, French National Honor Society, and Tri-M: Music National Honor Society. Outside of school, she mentored fifth grade students, as a Teen Ambassador at Ettrick Elementary, teaching about the importance of living drug free. She also has taken private lessons for the violin for the past six years and dance lessons for the past twelve. Carlene plans to attend the College of William and Mary in the fall of 2014. As of now, her major is undecided.
Brittany Woo is the daughter of Kenny and Sara Woo and sister to twin brothers Alex and Ryan. Brittany graduated as salutatorian from Monacan High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and served on the Student Leadership Council. Brittany's love of golf has led her to volunteer countless hours with First Tee Golf where she has won countless awards and been recognized for her outstanding achievements. She also qualified for VHSL Girl's State all four years of high school, has received All-Conference and All-District recognition for golf and was the Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year for Monacan High School. Brittany will attend the University of Richmond with an eye toward majoring in business with a minor in psychology.