April 29, 2011

Congratulations to Kure Beach Student Chandler Von Cannon

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (04/29/2011)(readMedia)-- Flagler College has selected two new recipients of the Lewis-Wiley Scholarship award. Chandler Von Cannon, from Kure Beach, N.C., and Zac Hays, from Jacksonville, Florida, were recently chosen to receive the scholarship award.

Von Cannon is a member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club. She is a nationally recognized and regionally-ranked competitive surfer. In addition, she served as captain of her swim team, is a Young Life leader and is a member of her community ocean rescue team.

Hays is a member of the National Honor Society, the Interact Club, Young Life and the Wildlife Club. He is the editor of his school's newspaper and has won numerous writing competitions. In addition, Hays has volunteered with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Lewis-Wiley Scholarship is awarded annually to two incoming freshmen who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership and moral force of character.

The [Lewis-Wiley] scholarships are based on merit without regard to financial need.

In addition to scholastic achievement, aptitude and involvement in extracurricular activities, participation in competitive sports and evidence of leadership qualities are considered important factors in the selection process.

The Lewis-Wiley Scholarship was established by the Flagler Foundation to honor the late Mr. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and the late Mrs. James L. Wiley.

The Lewis Wiley families provide the major funding for the scholarship and the College draws from institutional funds, and for Florida residents, the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), so that each Lewis-Wiley Scholar receives full tuition for four years.

Von Cannon is currently attending Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, N.C. Hays is currently attending St. Johns Country Day School in Jacksonville, Florida, and plans on majoring in sport management.

Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 25 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $21,450, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.
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