Major Larry J. Bauguess Jr. Scholarship Recipients
2022 Caitlyn Ruth Summers - Wilkes Community College
2022 Blake Hayes - Coastal Carolina University
2021 MaryAnna Bailey - Wake Forest University
2021 Jonas Scott - Appalachian State University
2020 Virginia Lainey Horton - UNC Charlotte
2020 Harley Tanner Minton - Western Carolina
2019 Reagan Hailey - UNC Greensboro
2019 Thompson Duncan - UNC Chapel Hill
2018 Avery Van Noy - University of Mississippi
2018 Garrett Blackburn - Liberty University
2017 Jessica Greene
2017 Daniel Vimont
2016 Mackenzie Duncan - Liberty University
2016 Hunter Jordan - NC State University
2015 Madison Andrews - UNC Chapel Hill
2015 James Carlton - Montreat College
2014 Ellen Marie Cleary - Meredith College
2014 Marc Anderson - Word of Life Institute: Hungary
2013 Victoria Andreski - Clemson University
2013 Chris Hamby - East Carolina University
2012 Shristi Tiwari - UNC Chapel Hill .
2012 Keith Anderson - Wilkes Community College
2011 Daniel Brooks - NC School of the Arts
2011 Brittney Tharpe - Wake Forest University
2010 Chelsea Abernethy - Appalachian State
2010 Neal Smith - UNC Chapel Hill
2009 Alice Frutis - Appalachian State .
2009 Matthew Abernethy - Appalachian State
Applications for the 2022 Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Scholarships will begin soon. Please contact the guidance office of Wilkes Central High School for forms or for more details.
2009 was the first year that one female and one male student from Wilkes Central Senior High School were awarded $1,000 scholarships in honor of Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Thus far, $26,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduating seniors.
These scholarships were created to encourage students to develop leadership skills that Larry embodied, as well as rewarding positive attitudes in our young people. Every single recipient presented themselves as extraordinary young people with strong grade-point averages and powerful leadership in extra-curricular activities.
To qualify for the Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Scholarships, deserving students must, above all, exhibit the core character traits which were embodied by Major Bauguess and that are encouraged in all of our students by the Wilkes County School System: Responsibility, Respect, Self-Discipline, Kindness, Good Judgment, Perseverance, Courage, and Integrity. A short essay about a time in their life when they have relied on, or exhibited, one of the above traits is an important requirement for this scholarship.
These scholarships are part of the core mission of Major Larry J Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Fund, and why we raise funds to eventrually establish an endowment that can provide this service to the youth of Wilkes County in perpetuity in memory of Major Larry John Bauguess, Jr.