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V.T. COOPER SCHOLARSHIP
1999 - 2005
The Class of 2005 was the last graduating class to have had any former students of the Union Mills Middle School, thereby ending the continuation of the V. T. Cooper Scholarship as funded by a former alumni of Alexander Schools, Inc.
The $500 scholarship was established by the Union Mills Middle
School Parent-Teacher Organization in 1998 to honor the 100 years of
education in the Union Mills community.
The second $500 scholarship had been awarded yearly in memory of the
late V. T. Cooper, a long-time teacher at the former Alexander
Schools, Inc., thanks to a donation by a former student to the
Alexander Schools Alumni Association.
Community support of education began in Union Mills in 1899, when Round Hill Baptist Church founded a high school to prepare local students for higher education. Round Hill Academy became Alexander Schools, Inc. both a boarding school and community school until the 1970’s. Union Mills closed in 1999.
Class of 1999
Anna Pritchard Jackson daughter of Angie and Michael Pritchard.
She studied nursing at Isothermal Community College (ICC) and
is now practicing nursing and is the mother of a baby girl.
Class of 2000
Allison Conner, daughter of George and Marilyn Conner, attended ICC
and eventually graduated from Gardner-Webb University in nursing.
Allison Conner got married and is a practicing nurse. Her last name is now Grissom.
Jonathan S. Flack, son of Mary and Stuart Flack, attended Nashville
Auto-Diesel College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Class of 2001
Leah Pritchard, daughter of Angie and Michael Pritchard, attended
Appalachian State University to study commercial art.
Now married and continuing her studied in the Midwest.
Miranda Hodge. No
Class of 2002
Joshua Matthew Gettys, the son of Bobby and Robin Gettys, plans to
attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study health
promotion and kinesiology and eventually attend graduate school for
Josh Gettys transferred from UNC Charlotte to Isothermal Community College
Miriah Lyn Truluck, the daughter of Gloria and Russell Anders and Dr. Sutton Truluck, plans to attend Meredith College and study English and art. She hopes to eventually attend law school.
Class of 2003
is the son of Keith and Molly Arrowood,, plans to attend the
University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study engineering.
Shane Arrowood transferred from UNC Charlotte to Isothermal Community College, where he is still attending. He will attend a 4-year-school after completing the program at ICC. His scholarship was returned to us, and we used it at ICC for him.
the daughter of Jackie and Randy Wallace, plans to attend
Gardner-Webb University this fall and study journalism.
Class of 2004
Traci LeAnn Crain, the daughter of James and Rachel Crain of Rutherfordton, plans to attend Isothermal Community College this fall.
Sheena Marie Greene, the daughter of Michael Ervin Greene of Union Mills and the late Sharon Greene, plans to attend Isothermal Community College in the fall with goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.
Jessica Piercy , the daughter of Joe and Sheila Piercy of Rutherfordton, plans to attend Campbell University and major in history. She hopes to one day attend Divinity School
Class of 2005
Dillon, the son of Michael and Sallie Conner, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Trevor, the son of Asa and Peggy Arrowood, plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S. C.
Proverbs 22:6i Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.