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The Winston-Salem Police Foundation announced three students of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System (WS/FCS) as recipients of its’ fourth annual scholarship program. Students were selected through an application and objective review process and will receive an award of a one-time disbursement of $1,000.
Lesyia Smith-Sims of Simon G. Atkins High School, James Redding of Ronald W. Reagan High School, and Logan Best of Ronald W. Reagan High School are the 2022-2023 school year awardees.
“The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is pleased to award these scholarships to these three hard-working, deserving young scholars,” said Scott Somerville, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. “The scholarship program is just one of the many ways the Winston-Salem Police Foundation continues to fulfill its mission of building meaningful relationships between the law enforcement community and the youth of our city.”
Lesyia Smith-Sims recently graduated with a 3.5 GPA from Atkins High School and will be attending East Carolina University this fall to pursue a pre-medical degree. In her spare time, she likes to write poetry and read. Lesyia is the daughter of Tameka and Lester Sims.
The second recipient of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation Scholarship is James Redding. He recently graduated with a 3.9 GPA from Reagan High School. James will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall, where he plans to major in computer information systems with a concentration in cybersecurity. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and whitewater kayaking. James is the son of Alison Leinbach.
The final scholarship recipient is Logan Best. He graduated from Reagan High School with a 3.98 GPA and plans to attend UNC Wilmington in the fall, majoring in engineering. In his spare time, Logan likes playing beach volleyball and reading books. Logan is the son of Josh Best and Shannon Martin.