Chesterfield County Fair Association 2012 Scholarship Award Winners
Kaylyn Bailey is the daughter of Hubert, Jr. and Lisa Bailey. She is a graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School where she excelled in academics while working an average of thirty hours a week. Kaylyn’s nine years of dance made her a natural for the Bird dance team, The Hawkettes. In addition to dance, Kaylyn played varsity soccer and was a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and was president of the Key Club. Kaylyn will attend Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Pastry has always been Kaylyn’s passion although she is allergic to yeast and cannot eat the delicious pastries and desserts she makes!
Mackenzie Gray is the daughter of Brenda Gray of Midlothian, Va. She is a graduate of Cosby High School. During her four years at Cosby, Mackenzie participated in the Titan Marching Band as a member of Colorguard. Also, she was a four-year member of French Club where she served as Treasurer during her senior year. Some additional activities for Mackenzie were Beta Club, National French Honor Society, and National Honor Society. Mackenzie was selected to attend Girl’s State sponsored by the American Legion providing her with a hands-on experience with government processes. Mackenzie will attend Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business to study Marketing and Business Administration. With her business degree, Mackenzie hopes to open a fashion boutique; a dream which developed through her special relationship with her grandma.
Hannah Hoffert is the daughter of Roy and Sharon Hoffert. Hannah is a graduate of James River High School in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center. While at James River, Hannah was active in the SCA, Do Something Club, Senior Class Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. Out of school Hannah swam year-round for NOVA and coached summer swim teams. She was also a frequent volunteer at the Science Museum of Virginia and for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Hannah has been recognized as a UVA Jefferson Scholar, AP Scholar, and Scholar Athlete. Hannah will attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA studying Civil and Environmental Engineering while also being a member of their Women’s Varsity Swim Team.
Ainsley Quinn Parrish
Ainsley Quinn Parrish is the daughter of James and Jean Parrish. Ainsley is a graduate of Thomas Dale High School. Her activities at school included BETA Club, Keyettes, Science Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as National Honor Society, International Spanish Honor Society, and Tri-M International Music Honor Society. Ainsley was a four-year percussionist with the Thomas Dale Marching Knights and was a member of the Symphonic Band and Honors Wind Ensemble. As captain of the JV and Varsity Field Hockey Teams, she helped lead them to two state playoffs. She has been honored by the Commandant of the United States Marine Corp as a 2012 Outstanding Scholar and she was a 2012 LEXUS Pursuit of Excellence finalist as well as a Times Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholarship Finalist. Ainsley played competitive field hockey with the Peninsula Youth Field Hockey Association, swam for the Stoney Glen swim team, and spent many years taking dance lessons. She will be attending Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA studying History and Math as well as being a member of their Varsity Field Hockey Team.