Joseph Henderson, a senior at E. C. Glass High School, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles W. Pryor, Jr. and Family Excellence in Science Scholarship.
In fall 2013, Dr. Charles W. Pryor, Jr. and his family announced a $25,000.00 scholarship to be awarded each school year for the next four years to an outstanding Lynchburg City Schools senior interested in entering a science-related field of study. Dr. Pryor is a graduate of both E. C. Glass High School and Virginia Tech. He spent 25 years with the Babcock and Wilcox Company serving as President of the Nuclear and Power Division. Dr. Pryor has served as a member of the Lynchburg City School Board and as past chairman of the Lynchburg City Schools’ Partners in Education program. His commitment to education continues through this award. The award is given to the top senior science student as determined by a selection process. The application process included a written application, a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and the top finalists completed an interview with a selection committee. The competition for this award was very strong and the decision to select a winner was made very carefully by the selection committee.
Joseph was presented with the award during the April school board meeting. He plans to study engineering at either the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.