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
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.