Craige and Mary E. Stallings Scholarship – $1,000
The Stallings were educators in the Poquoson School System. H. Craige Stallings started teaching at Poquoson High School in August 1969 and continued to teach there for 35 years, retiring in June 2004. Throughout his career he taught at various times a variety of subjects – Latin, Geography, Economics, Drivers’ Education, U.S. History, World History, and U.S. Government. Mary Earle Stallings started her career in the Poquoson School System at Poquoson High School in August 1971, teaching 8th grade English and U.S. History. After five years as a teacher, she became the library media specialist for the newly organized Poquoson Middle School when the high school moved into its new building on Odd Road in 1976. In 1991, she moved to Poquoson High School as the library media specialist, retiring in June 2004 after 33 years of service. The Stallings believed that education and life-long learning are critical to a successful and meaningful life as a human being, parent, community member and citizen of the United States.
Criteria for Award Selection
- The student must have plans to pursue a degree or certificate at an accredited institution (Four year college, community college or technical school)
- Student should have at least a “B” average
- No application is required; students are nominated by Poquoson High School faculty and staff on the basis of work ethic, self-discipline, character, and desire to pursue further education.
- Financial need will be considered.