Charlotte APVA hands out scholarship

Published 11:30 am Friday, July 7, 2023

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The Charlotte County Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) was formed 95 years ago to preserve the rich history and heritage of Charlotte County. A scholarship was created in 2004 by the Board of Directors to continue and maintain its pledge of preserving the County’s past for future generations by financing a scholarship for a Charlotte County high school senior or a county resident who is currently enrolled in college, and has at least a 3.0 grade point average.

For 2023, the Charlotte County APVA Scholarship was presented to Jefferson Duffey, son of Jeff and Melissa Duffey of Saxe. After graduating from Randolph-Henry High School this past May, Jefferson will attend Hampden-Sydney College in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in government and/ or foreign affairs.

While a student at Randolph-Henry, Jefferson was an active athlete. He played four years of varsity soccer; ran four years of cross-country; and played one year of varsity football. Additionally, Jefferson has a deep passion for government, and this is reflected in the fact that his classmates voted for him as their class president for all four years of high school. Hampden-Sydney will continue to nurture Jefferson’s fervor for government and political/foreign affairs, as well as provide him the opportunity to stay committed to his athletic talents by running cross-country for the Hampden-Sydney Tigers. Jefferson is grateful for the support provided by the Charlotte County APVA and looks forward to a bright future that hearkens back to his upbringing in Charlotte County.

The Charlotte County Branch AVPA was pleased to award this year’s scholarship to help a promising young future who will forever have deep roots in historic Charlotte County. For more information about the Charlotte County Branch APVA, please visit