Haywood Regional Awards 4K in Scholarships at Pisgah Tuscola Game

September 4, 2018

Haywood Regional Medical Center has awarded $4,000 in scholarships to the top band and football students at each area high school who held the highest GPA among their peers. They were selected by the band directors and athletic directors from each school, and honored for their achievements during the pregame show at the County Clash football game on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Marty Stamey, Senior Operations Director of Haywood Regional Medical Center, presented the scholarships to each student and their family members. Haywood Regional congratulates all four of these students for their academic and athletic achievements!

The Haywood Regional 2018 Band Scholarship for Tuscola High School was presented to David Curley. David is the son of Phil and Susanne Curley. Davis has been a member of the marching band for four years. He plays the alto saxophone and is an active participant in National Honor Society, Junior Marshall, Jazz Band, and the Tuscola Golf Team. He also participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He plans to attend Western Carolina University and pursue a career in federal law enforcement.

The Haywood Regional 2018 Band Scholarship for Pisgah High School was presented to Hunter Geneau. Hunter Geneau, son of Tonya Geneau has been in Marching Band for five years, he plays the trumpet, and this year is serving as one of the Drum Majors. Among his other extracurricular activities, he also serves as the Leo Club Vice President, French Club President, Debate Club President and Advisor for the Freshman Mentor Program. He hopes to attend UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Economics and Psychology, eventually continuing his studies in graduate school.

The Haywood Regional 2018 Football Scholarship for Tuscola High School was presented to Zane Edwards. Zane is the son of Charlie and Sonya Edwards. Also joining him on the field was his brother Easton. Zane has played football for eight years, including all four years at Tuscola High School. He is the starting outside linebacker and also plays tight end. He is a member of National Honor Society, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Zane also runs track for Tuscola. He plans on attending college to pursue a career in physical therapy.

The Haywood Regional 2018 Football Scholarship for Pisgah High School was presented to James "Jackson" Holcomb. Jackson is the son of Bron and Karen Holcomb. He has played football all four years at Pisgah High School, and previously played for two years at Canton Middle School. He is the team’s defensive cornerback and also a member of special teams. Jackson is in the Honor Society at Pisgah High School, and is also an active member of his youth group at Crestview Baptist Church. Jackson is still narrowing down his college of choice, but is planning on attending a university and majoring in Engineering.

David Curley, Tuscola High School
Hunter Geneau, Pisgah High School
Zane Edwards, Tuscola High School
Jackson Holcomb, Pisgah High School