|L-R: Alexis Jones, Mrs. Cathy Hendrick, Head of School Barry Giller, and Miles Gary|
Charlotte Christian School seniors Alexis Jones and Miles Gary were named the 2016 recipients of the Jennifer Hendrick and Kimberly Hendrick Memorial Scholarships during an all-school chapel held Thursday, Sept. 29. Mrs. Cathy Hendrick established the two scholarships in May of 2005 to provide full tuition for two seniors at Charlotte Christian School who exemplify a humble, Christ-like spirit, and heart of service to the Lord.
The scholarships are in memory and honor of her daughters, Jennifer Marie Hendrick and Kimberly Paige Hendrick, both Charlotte Christian graduates of the Class of 2000. Their precious lives, along with the life of their father, John Hendrick, family members and friends, were surrendered to the Lord on Oct. 24, 2004 in a tragic airplane accident.
Both scholarship recipients have been actively involved in the Charlotte community as well as life at Charlotte Christian.
Alexis is the president of both the French Club and the InfiKnights Math Club and a member of the National Honor Society and National French Honor Society. She is also consistently recognized for her academic achievement on the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll. Alexis taught herself to play the guitar, ukulele, and piano, and regularly serves as a pianist in her church’s youth group. She has a gentle spirit and lives out her faith quietly by contributing behind the scenes, seeking to honor Christ through her academic and extracurricular contributions.
Miles is a scholar-athlete and four-year member of Charlotte Christian’s baseball team. He values relationships and a sense of community and honors his job as a role model to his younger brothers, so much so that he also volunteers at a local day care center where he serves as a mentor and “big brother” to younger kids. Miles has a quiet confidence and comfort with others that is easily received and well respected. He is also an active member of the National Honor Society and regularly recognized on Charlotte Christian’s Honor Roll.
|The Jones family with Mrs. Hendrick||The Gary family with Mrs. Hendrick|