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Incoming students win scholarships from state golf association

Three incoming William & Mary students have been named recipients of scholarships by the Virginia State Golf association.

Andi M. Mayer of Lancaster High School in Weems, Va., earned a $4,000 scholarship, including a VSGA Women’s Division Spencer-Wilkinson four-year award. Alyssa G. Harrison of Burke, Va., and Lake Braddock High School was awarded a one-time 2,000 scholarship, while Bradley J. Hamilton of Culpeper, Va., and Eastern View High School was awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Mayer ranked among the top five students in her high school graduating class, was a member of the National Honor Society and Highest ‘A’ Honor Roll.

Captain of the varsity golf team and soccer team, she also participated in track and field. Her non-athletic achievements include having the highest average in Spanish IV, being president of the Key Club, a member of the Scholastic Bowl, Color Guard captain and a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Governor’s School.

Mayer intends to obtain a degree in kinesiology and work as a physical therapist.

Harrison played on the Lake Braddock High School golf team for three years and qualified for the Virginia Girls’ Open golf championship on three occasions. She represented Army Navy Country Club as a member of the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior interclub team. She also played  varsity lacrosse.

Academically, she ranked in the top 2 percent of her graduating class, was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She served as stage manager for the musical theater at Lake Braddock, was student director and section leader for the school’s chorus and secretary of the chorus student board.

Hamilton was a member of the varsity golf team and recipient of the program’s most improved player award. In the classroom, he was an academic letter-winner whose in-class accomplishments placed him on the ‘A’/‘B’ honor roll. A member of the National Honor Society and an Advanced Placement scholar with honors, Hamilton was the recipient of the Academic Spotlight Award, and ranked in the top 10 percent of his high school graduating class.

He earned the Mello Award for best supporting actor in a play, volunteered to serve breakfast for the homeless at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. He was involved with Teens Opposing Poverty, the Piedmont Autism 5K and helped coach youth wrestling in conjunction with the Culpeper Wrestling Foundation.