2018-02-14 / School News

Annie Lane Sharpe Scholarship


Shermya Hamilton, 2017 recipient of the Annie Lane Sharpe Scholarship 
(Photo contributed) Shermya Hamilton, 2017 recipient of the Annie Lane Sharpe Scholarship (Photo contributed) In the spring of 2000, the Dendera Farm families - Dave and Jennie Christopher, Glenn and Butch McFaddin, and Bryan and Elizabeth McKown - agreed to present an annual scholarship gift in memory of Annie Lane Sharpe to an outstanding member of the graduating class of Jenkins County High School. The family began giving the scholarship that next year to the class of 2001 with the first recipient being Roseanna Hendley Ward. The $1,000 scholarship has been awarded every year since. Mrs. Sharpe, whom was called “Nannie”, was born in 1886 and died in 1969.

“She was our grandfather's sister and helped him raise his two daughters, so she was truly a grandmother to us. She graduated from what is now Georgia College and State University and earned a Master’s degree from Duke University. She lived on her farm near Rocky Ford, Georgia, taught in Millen and on the college level and was once the principal of the Rocky Ford School,” said family members.

“Although Nannie had no children of her own, she touched the lives of many, many children through her teaching and now through this scholarship in her memory. She was a librarian in her later years and a wonderful Bible teacher and story teller,” the family added.

In 2017 the scholarship was presented to Miss Shermya Hamilton.

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