Benjamin John Felton Moore

WINCHESTER, VA -- American Woodmark Corp. (AWC), a supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, announced May 29 that Benjamin John Felton Moore, the son of Joseph and Illa Moore and the late Elizabeth Felton Moore, is the recipient of the company’s annual Holcomb Scholarship. Joseph Moore, Benjamin’s father, has been employed at American Woodmark’s Toccoa, GA, facility for 17 years.

Benjamin graduated with honors from Stephens County High School in Toccoa, where he earned the top senior academic average and the highest SAT score for the class of 2007. He has been actively involved with the school’s biology department, recently traveling to Costa Rica to study the ecology of the rain forest. He plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he will major in biomedical engineering. In addition to academic recognition, while in high school, he was captain of the varsity soccer team and played trumpet in the marching band. Outside of the classroom, he works as a certified lifeguard and serves as a volunteer for several charities in the Toccoa area, including Hurricane Katrina relief and a local food pantry.

“We are proud to present this award to Benjamin Moore,” said Jake Gosa, chairman of the board and CEO, American Woodmark Corp. “His dedication, success and passion make him the perfect recipient for one of American Woodmark’s highest distinctions. We are looking forward to tremendous achievements from this young man.”

The Scholarship was established in honor of Jeffrey S. Holcomb, who was one of the original founders of American Woodmark Corp. One scholarship is awarded annually to a high school student who is the child of an American Woodmark employee. This recipient must demonstrate outstanding integrity both inside and outside the classroom. The Scholarship covers partial tuition and is renewable for a total of four years if the student continues to exhibit those qualities of scholastic and academic achievement for which he or she was first recognized.

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