Lopez awarded Maggie Crosby Tetrick Diversity in Leadership Scholarship
Published 12:21 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021
In honor of Maggie Crosby Tetrick, an annual scholarship has been established by her parents, the Crosby-Tetrick family. The Maggie Crosby Tetrick Diversity in Leadership Scholarship is a $1000.00 scholarship awarded to a 12th grade historically under-represented student at Elizabethton High School who has demonstrated strong leadership potential, integrity and academic excellence. The student must also have acceptance and an established academic plan for either a two- or four-year college or university. The Crosby-Tetrick family hopes that through establishing this scholarship, children of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds will feel celebrated, empowered and supported by their community.
Maggie’s mother, Ashley Tetrick is a 2001 graduate of Elizabethton High School and says that she feels grateful for the opportunity to give back, particularly using education to support and serve the community. “My daughter has impacted our lives in such a positive way. The ability to give back in this capacity has been a long-standing goal, and it felt only fitting that we create this scholarship to honor her. We understand that children of diverse ethnic and multi-racial backgrounds have unique perspectives and experiences, and my hopes are that they will one day bring those valuable perspectives into the boardroom.” Ashley and her family are passionate about sharing the message of diversity, equity and inclusion particularly in order to create well-balanced leadership within communities.
The first ever recipient of the 2020-2021 Maggie Crosby Tetrick Diversity in Leadership Scholarship is Alexis “Lexi” Lopez. Lexi is the daughter of Elias and Lynn Lopez. Throughout her time at Elizabethton High School, Lexi has demonstrated strong leadership qualities, academic excellence and integrity in all aspects of her performance. She is a 4.0 student, a member of the Betsy Band, Top 10 Percent, National Honor Society and Student Government. “Lexi encompasses everything that we had envisioned as we created this scholarship. She is socially aware and has a strong understanding of what it means to be a diverse leader”, states Tetrick. Recipients of this scholarship will also be honored with a plaque which will be displayed at Elizabethton High School.