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Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship

Jackson receives the scholarship at OUMC’s Traditions service on June 4, 2019.

Jackson receives the scholarship at OUMC’s Traditions service on June 4, 2019.


Jackson Lehner receives scholarship

An outstanding student-athlete from Chapel Hill High School has been named the recipients of the 2019 Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship Award from Orange United Methodist Church.

            Jackson Lehner is this year's recipients and was recognized at worship services at Orange on Sunday, June 4. He received a grant of one thousand dollars from the church.

            The scholarship comes from the fund established by family and friends in memory of Avery Coy Maddry, a 1990 graduate of Chapel Hill High School and a freshman at North Carolina State University at the time of his tragic death at the age of 18 on January 7, 1991.  The fund is administered through Orange United Methodist Church, where Coy was an active member, and the award is in its 29th year.

            Lehner played two years of varsity golf at Chapel Hill and was an outstanding student with a grade point average of 4.614, ranked 14th in a class of 365. President of the National Honor Society and vice-president of the National Spanish Honors Society, among other activities, he attended the North Carolina Governor’s School and also served as a research volunteer at the Benfey Laboratory at Duke University.

            Lehner has been very active in community service and deeply involved with the YoungLife community at Chapel Hill. He will be attending Princeton University in the fall.

            The scholarship candidates must be varsity athletic letterwinners at a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools high school who best exemplify Coy's life through qualities he demonstrated: hard work and dedication, strong academics, and exemplary character and leadership as reflected in church, school and civic activities.  Coaches and teachers nominate candidates for the honor.

            Previous winners of the award include:

1991     Matt Stevens

1992     Michael Clontz

1993     Andre Taylor

1994     Tom Kindem

1995     Mary Schliebe, Becky Andersen

1996     Elizabeth Costa, Seth Harward, Hunter Lewis, Jennifer White

1997     Erica Newman, Nick Trotta

1998     Alicia Ammons, Martina Williams, Adam Pomerantz

1999     Katie Ploghoft

2000     Inchull Lee, Julie Scearce

2001     Rachel Kitson, Lindsay Strunk

2002     Kate Crandall, Hadley Thom

2003     Heather Kendell, Chris Conway

2004     no award given

2005     Elizabeth Williams

2006     Scott Anderson, Daniel Acker

2007     Kent Pecora

2008     Wesley Strunk, Jeremy Harn

2009     Alessa Lennon

2010     Katie Krantz, Sam Marks

2011     Bill Collette, Adam Glasser

2012     Connor Roach

2013     Peter Rathmell, Alexa Young

2014     Katie Wilson

2015     Allie Parker

2016     Kate Wood

2017     Jackson Pettee, Paige Watson


The scholarship is given on an annual basis from the interest accrued by the fund. Memorials may still made to the Orange UMC/Coy Maddry Scholarship Fund, and the address for the church is Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514