Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Legacy Scholars!

Halle Barredo

Halle BarredoMs. Barredo, from Charlottesville, VA, will graduate from Albemarle High School with a 3.912 GPA. She holds multiple leadership positions, including president of the student ministries at Covenant Church of God. She revived the role of youth minister after penning a letter to the senior pastor, led youth events, Wednesday and Sunday worship, and served as the lead teacher for the children’s ministries. She was also a club leader in the Fellowship for Christian Athletes. In athletics, Barredo served as captain of the soccer team, senior leader on the cross country team and captain of the U17 team with Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area. She was inducted into the National Honor Society, National English and National Art Societies, received the Silver Key, a Scholastic Art and Writing award; and was published in the Lantern Literary. Barredo is the daughter of David and Jennifer Barredo, 1998 and 1999 graduates of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Emily Eppard

Emily EppardMs. Eppard, from Gordonsville, VA, will graduate with a 4.74 GPA from Louisa County High School, where she has been involved in the Model UN, the National Honor Society and the Interact Club, serving as its president her senior year. She has also been a member of the soccer team, indoor track team and the Skyline Elite Soccer Club. She volunteered at Democratic Party events and fundraisers and created and distributed lessons on media literacy and writing tips as part of her Capstone Project for the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School. Eppard also participated in the Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for the Humanities and completed an internship with her local newspaper. She has received numerous outstanding student awards including AP Biology, AP Psychology, Algebra II Honors, Spanish IV and Chemistry. Eppard is the daughter of Tracy Michelle Eppard, a 1996 graduate of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Shea Messman

Shea MessmanMs. Messman, from Arlington, VA, will graduate from Washington-Liberty High School with a 4.33 GPA. She has participated in the Lincoln-Douglas Varsity Debate team, the National Honor Society, received the Tulane Book Award and was twice named the student of the semester. She revitalized the Girls in Film club as the vice president and served as president of student council. In addition, she participated on the General’s Brigade, energizing her classmates to show their school spirit. Outside the classroom, Messman served as captain of the cross country/indoor track team, a member of the lacrosse team, a summer lifeguard, a volunteer lacrosse coach, and a lacrosse camp counselor. She has volunteered for the AFAC Food Drive, INOVA Blood Drive, Lu’s Labs, and as a math tutor. Messman is the daughter of Michael Peter Messman, a 1992 graduate of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Claire Turney

Claire TurneyMs. Turney, from Atlanta, GA, will graduate from Chamblee High School, where she holds a 4.37 GPA, was inducted into the National Honor Society, received a Georgia Certificate of Merit and was named a National Merit Finalist. Turney serves as editor-in-chief and as a section editor of the yearbook. Outside the classroom, Turney serves as senior class president, as team captain of the swim team and volleyball team, and as three-year captain of the lacrosse team. She also served as junior class president and sophomore class vice president. As a youth elder and choir president with her youth group, she participated on a mission trip and choir trip. Turney is the daughter of Jay A. Turney, a 1985 graduate of UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.