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Award Recipients

1999 - 2005


The Class of 2005 was the last graduating class to have had any former students of the Union Mills Middle School, thereby ending the continuation of the V. T. Cooper Scholarship as funded by a former alumni of Alexander Schools, Inc.

The $500 scholarship was established by the Union Mills Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization in 1998 to honor the 100 years of education in the Union Mills community.

The second $500 scholarship had been awarded yearly in memory of the late V. T. Cooper, a long-time teacher at the former Alexander Schools, Inc., thanks to a donation by a former student to the Alexander Schools Alumni Association.  

Community support of education began in Union Mills in 1899, when Round Hill Baptist Church founded a high school to prepare local students for higher education.  Round Hill Academy became Alexander Schools, Inc. both a boarding school and community school until the 1970’s.  Union Mills closed in 1999.

Class of 1999

Anna Pritchard Jackson daughter of Angie and Michael Pritchard.  She studied nursing at Isothermal Community College (ICC) and is now practicing nursing and is the mother of a baby girl.


Class of 2000

Allison Conner, daughter of George and Marilyn Conner, attended ICC and eventually graduated from Gardner-Webb University in nursing.  


Allison Conner got married and is a practicing nurse.  Her last name is now Grissom.

Jonathan S. Flack, son of Mary and Stuart Flack, attended Nashville Auto-Diesel College in Nashville, Tennessee.


Class of 2001

Leah Pritchard, daughter of Angie and Michael Pritchard, attended Appalachian State University to study commercial art.  Now married and continuing her studied in the Midwest.

Miranda Hodge.  No current information.


Class of 2002

Joshua Matthew Gettys, the son of Bobby and Robin Gettys, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study health promotion and kinesiology and eventually attend graduate school for physical therapy.


Josh Gettys transferred from UNC Charlotte to Isothermal Community College

Miriah Lyn Truluck, the daughter of Gloria and Russell Anders and Dr. Sutton Truluck, plans to attend Meredith College and study English and art.  She hopes to eventually attend law school.


Class of 2003

Shane Arrowood is the son of Keith and Molly Arrowood,, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study engineering.  


Shane Arrowood transferred from UNC Charlotte to Isothermal Community College, where he is still attending.  He will attend a 4-year-school after completing the program at ICC.  His scholarship was returned to us, and we used it at ICC for him.

Heather Young is the daughter of Jackie and Randy Wallace, plans to attend Gardner-Webb University this fall and study journalism.  

Newspaper Article

Shane's Letter Of Appreciation  


Class of 2004

Traci LeAnn Crain, the daughter of James and Rachel Crain of Rutherfordton, plans to attend Isothermal Community College this fall.

Sheena Marie Greene,  the daughter of Michael Ervin Greene of Union Mills and the late Sharon Greene, plans to attend Isothermal Community College in the fall with goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Jessica Piercy , the daughter of Joe and Sheila Piercy of Rutherfordton, plans to attend Campbell University and major in history.  She hopes to one day attend Divinity School


Class of 2005

Dillon, the son of Michael and Sallie Conner, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Trevor, the son of Asa and Peggy Arrowood, plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S. C.

Dillon's Letter of Appreciation

Trevor's Letter of Appreciation

 Proverbs 22:6i Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.