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Carrboro’s Kate Woods wins Maddry Memorial Scholarship

From staff reports

Wood won four letters playing field hockey for Carrboro High School.
Wood won four letters playing field hockey for Carrboro High School.

Kate Wood, a two-sport athlete from Carrboro High School, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship Award from Orange United Methodist Church.

Wood will be recognized at worship services at Orange UMC. She will receive a grant of $1,000 from the church.

The scholarship comes from the fund established by family and friends in memory of Avery Coy Maddry, a 1990 graduate of Chapel Hill High School and a freshman at North Carolina State University at the time of his tragic death at the age of 18 on January 7, 1991.

Wood was a four-year letter winner in both field hockey and women’s basketball at Carrboro. She earned all-conference honors in both sports and served as captain of both teams, and she was also the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in field hockey.

She is ranked sixth in her graduating class, is a member of both the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society and also worked in student government.

Wood has been active as a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill and helped to create a weekly Bible study for high school juniors and seniors. But she has had remarkable involvement with Mission 1:27, a non-profit organization working to support a special needs orphanage in Slobodskoy, Russia.

Wood has made six mission trips to Russia with the group to volunteer at the orphanage and serves on the Mission 1:27 Board of Directors. She also founded her own non-profit which has raised an additional $30,000 for the orphanage.

With a GPA of 5.17, Wood will attend Dartmouth College in the fall.

In the 26 years the Maddry Scholarship has been awarded, it has evolved into a recognition of one of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s top-student athletes. Its previous recipients include high school all-Americans, future NCAA champions and professional athletes.

The scholarship candidates must be varsity athletic letterwinners at a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools high school who best exemplify Coy’s life through qualities he demonstrated: hard work and dedication, strong academics, and exemplary character and leadership as reflected in church, school and civic activities. Coaches and teachers nominate candidates for the honor.

The scholarship is given on an annual basis from the interest accrued by the fund. Memorials may still made to the Orange UMC/Coy Maddry Scholarship Fund, and the address for the church is Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Ken Hall, Jr. serves Orange UMC as its senior pastor.

Coy Maddry Memorial

Scholarship Winners

1991: Matt Stevens

1992: Michael Clontz

1993: Andre Taylor

1994: Tom Kindem

1995: Mary Schliebe, Becky Andersen

1996: Elizabeth Costa, Seth Harward, Hunter Lewis, Jennifer White

1997: Erica Newmark, Nick Trotta

1998: Alicia Ammons, Martina Williams, Adam Pomerantz

1999: Katie Ploghoft

2000: Inchull Lee, Julie Scearce

2001: Rachel Kitson, Lindsay Strunk

2002: Kate Crandall, Hadley Thom

2003: Heather Kendell, Chris Conway

2004: No award given

2005: Elizabeth Williams

2006: Scott Anderson, Daniel Acker

2007: Kent Pecora

2008: Wesley Strunk, Jeremy Harn

2009: Alessa Lennon

2010: Katie Krantz, Sam Marks

2011: Bill Collette, Adam Glasser

2012: Connor Roach

2013: Peter Rathmell, Alexa Young

2014: Katie Wilson

2015: Allie Parker

2016: Kate Wood

The Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship is administered through Orange United Methodist Church, where Coy was an active member. It is given on an annual basis from the interest accrued by a memorial fund established by his family and friends. Memorials may still made to the Orange UMC/Coy Maddry Scholarship Fund, and the address for the church is Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Ken Hall, Jr. serves Orange UMC as its senior pastor.

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