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Moody presents Thrift Shop scholarships

Airmen hands paper to military spouse.

A group of scholarship recipients pose for a photo at the George W. Bush Air Park at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 21, 2021. The recipients were judged on the whole-person concept and earned over $5,000 in scholarships for their achievements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers)

Airmen hands paper to high school student.

U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Conde, 23d Wing vice commander, presents Jayntay Williams, son of Master Sgt. James Williams, 23d Maintenance Squadron, with a Scholastic Achievement scholarship at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 21, 2021. Williams qualified for the Exceptional Scholar scholarship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers)

Airmen hands paper to high school student.

U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Conde, 23d Wing vice commander, presents Andrew Francis, son of Staff Sgt. Andre Francis, 23d Maintenance Squadron, with a Scholastic Achievement scholarship at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 21, 2021. The Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that offers Scholastic Achievement scholarships every year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers)

Airmen hands paper to military spouse.

U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Conde, 23d Wing vice commander, presents Jacqueline Paxton, spouse of Staff Sgt. Justin Paxton, 23d Maintenance Squadron, with a Scholastic Achievement scholarship at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 21, 2021. Paxton qualified for the Distinguished Scholar scholarship earning her $2,000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers)

Airmen hands paper to military dependent.

U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Conde , 23d Wing vice commander, presents Olivia Holdcroft, daughter of Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Holdcroft, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, with a Scholastic Achievement scholarship at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 21, 2021. Scholarships were open to high school seniors and military spouses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.-- --

The Moody Air Force Base Thrift Shop awarded scholarships to four individuals on May 21, 2021, at the George W. Bush Air Park.

The Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide eligible members the opportunity to buy and sell used property. All proceeds go directly to Airmen and dependents of Team Moody through charitable endeavors.

Scholarships were open to high school students and military spouses. This year, the Thrift Shop awarded $5,500 in scholarships to applicants.

Applicants were judged on the whole-person concept, submitting an essay along with an application listing their achievements, time spent volunteering, participation in extracurricular activities, their school grades and future plans.

During the ceremony, Col. Benjamin Conde, 23d Wing vice commander, spoke to the accomplishments of the scholars.

“We’re proud of what the family of our service members are doing,” Conde said. “It’s a pleasure to present these scholars an award for their hard work.”

Rosenlof and a group of other board members selected these recipients for the following Scholastic Achievement categories:  

 

Scholarship of Merit

Olivia Holdcroft, daughter of Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Holdcroft, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

 

Exceptional Scholar

Jayntay Williams, son of Master Sgt. James Williams, 23d Maintenance Squadron

 

Distinguished Scholar

Jacqueline Paxton, spouse of Staff Sgt. Justin Paxton, 23d MXS

Andrew Francis, son of Staff Sgt. Andre Francis, 23d MXS