Monday, May 2, 2011

2011 Angello-Chesson Scholarship Award winner announced

Rocky Mount senior Brittany Battle is seated with Shelton Chesson, father of late RMHS athlete Juan Chesson (Contributed photo) 

RALEIGH - Rocky Mount High School senior Brittany Battle is the 2011 recipient of the Angello-Chesson Scholarship. Battle is headed to N.C. A&T University next fall to major in Architectural Engineering.

Battle is the eighth recipient of the $1,000 award sponsored by donations to the Gryphon Fund, a foundation set up to honor the memory of late Gryphon athletes Joe Angello (RMHS '87) and Juan Chesson ('85).

Past winners have gone on to further their education at North Carolina State, North Carolina Central, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina and North Carolina Wesleyan.

For those wishing to donate or would like more information on The Gryphon Fund, send an email to Your donation is tax-deductible and will help future graduates of Rocky Mount High School.

If you would like to donate now, make your check out to the Triangle Community Foundation ( and memo the check to "The Gryphon Fund" and mail to: The Gryphon Fund, c/o Triangle Community Foundation, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220, Durham, N.C. 27701.

Here is a complete list of recipients:

Angello-Chesson Scholarship Winners

2011 - Brittany Battle
2010 - Collins Cuthrell
2009 - Hunter Perry
2008 - Malcolm Armwood
2007 - Taylor Huffman
2006 - Jonathan Tyndall
2005 - Kelion Lawrence
2004 - Terrance Thorne