NRCA Announces Scholarship Winners

Sergio Schnack and Rebecca Wagner
Sergio Schnack and Rebecca Wagner

New River Community Action (NRCA) is proud to announce the 2018 Reverend George Ducker Memorial Scholarship Award winners. Rebecca Wagner of Dublin and Sergio Schnack of Elliston each received a $500 scholarship in recognition of their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and community service. Both students were recognized at the agency’s Board of Directors meeting in Radford on May 17, 2018.

Rebecca Wagner graduated from Pulaski County High School with honors and served in leadership roles in school activities. She was a member of the Pulaski High School National Honor Society and SOAR scholarship program. Rebecca’s community service activities included volunteering for her church, food drives, little league soccer teams, the Dublin library, and Pulaski Rehabilitation Center.

Rebecca will attend New River Community College in the fall, pursuing a major in Anthropology.

Sergio Schnack graduated with honors from Eastern Montgomery High School and attended the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School. At Eastern Montgomery, he participated in MACC, the Scholastic Bowl, and Forensics. Sergio has participated in church activities and volunteered two summers at Young Life camps.

Sergio will attend Virginia Tech in the fall and plans to major in mechanical engineering.

The Reverend George Ducker Memorial Scholarship Award is presented annually by New River Community Action in memory of the late Reverend George Ducker, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Radford, member of the Radford City School Board, and member of the New River Community Action Board of Directors 1986-1992.