During this year's virtual awards ceremony, Mrs. Outland announced the 2020 Earl U. Capps, Jr. Scholarship winner as Miss Sydney Jones (rising 9th grader).
The Earl U. Capps, Jr. Scholarship is endowed through the North Carolina Community Foundation and in the past, has been given to a graduating Ridegecroft senior to offset college expenses. As of last year, the Capps scholarship now awards $1,000 to one returning Ridgecroft upper school student to be applied to next year's
The scholarship recognizes students of high moral character, strong academic skills, someone who has a commitment to Ridgecroft through leadership, athletics or other special projects and someone who has spirit for giving back to the community. Nominations were collected from faculty and staff and reviewed by the academic standards committee.
A special thank you to the Capps family and everyone at the North Carolina Community Foundation who helped make this scholarship possible.