2018–19 Legacy Scholars
Mr. Hicks will graduate from Salem High School in the top 5% of his class with a GPA of 4.38. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He was selected as the school nominee for the United States Senate Youth Program, a state finalist for the 2018 Presidential Scholars Award and was named the Virginia 9th Congressional District recipient of the Harry F. Byrd Leadership Award. He has received numerous awards for academic achievement while attending Salem High School. He has participated in the Jazz Band, the Marching Band and won the regional championship as a member of the Debate Team. He has participated in numerous community service activities including serving as a Sunday school teacher, nursery worker and worship team member at Restoration Church, as a counselor at the Virginia Western Community College Robotics Camp and as a team leader for Young Life. He is the son of Curtis Neil Hicks, a 1995 graduate of the Curry School of Education.
Ms. Morton is the first recipient of the Cynthia Darr Garver Scholarship. She will graduate from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School ranked in the top 2% of her class with a GPA of 5.172. She has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction and received the Principal’s Award, the highest award given at her school. She has been active in the Future Business Leaders of America having competed in Accounting, Business Law and Economics. Ms. Morton has also competed in the Verizon App Challenge and the Miami Herald Business Challenge earning Best in State for a Sign Language Translator App Concept called LanguaSign. In her community, Ms. Morton has volunteered for From the Heart Stitchers, crocheting regular, baby and chemo blankets for those in need, organized a dog walk to raise awareness and support for the Humane Society of Greater Miami and collected more than 830 gently used eyeglasses for SPECtacular Sight. She also founded an American Sign Language Club at her school to teach sign language to her peers and currently serves as president of Best Buddies, a program that matches high school students with other students in need. Ms. Morton is the daughter of Karen Grossman Morton, a 1994 graduate of the School of Law and Jonathan Morton, a 1992 graduate of the School of Law.
Ms. Reeves will graduate from North Atlanta High School. Ms. Reeves has taken an active role in numerous swimming organizations throughout high school. She has served as a swim coach over the summer at Brookwood Hills Pool, created the Swim Foundation, a 501(c)3 to provide goggles and other swimming equipment to swimmers in need, and joined the Buckhead Aquatic Swim Team. Ms. Reeves has also been a member of the Dynamo Swim Club, USA Swimming’s third best team in the US. She is also a member of the Varsity Swim team and currently serves as team captain. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and was named to the Principal’s List each semester for her academic excellence. In 2015, Ms. Reeves had a poem published in “Eloquence” by the American Library of Poetry. Ms. Reeves enjoys serving as an acolyte at her church, as an elementary school mentor and as a participant in iBuddy, advising juniors in the International Baccalaureate program. Ms. Reeves is the daughter of Bradley Clifford Reeves, a 1979 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.