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News and Events

Many Thanks

The Jessica Ann Moore Foundation would like to thank the First Baptist Church Missionary Ministry, Waverly, VA for blessing us with refreshments/snacks for the children at the Jessica Ann Moore Community Center.

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Social

The Jessica Ann Moore Foundation will hold it’s first Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Social on October 21, 2017 at the Jessica A. Moore Community Center, located at 408 School Ave, Waverly, VA 23890 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come out and support the relationship between a parent and a child. These are the things that lasting memories are made of.

Cost: $15 per person

For ticket information call: Lynn Granderson (434) 851-7100 or Dr. Phyllis Tolliver (267) 226-8644

The Official Open House of the Jessica Ann Moore Community Center

The Jessica Ann Moore Community Center will hold it’s official Open House on June 24, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come out and join us as.

Location: 408 School St, Waverly, VA 23890

2017 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The seventh annual Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship banquet will be held May 20, 2017 at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, VA at 6:00 pm. Five well deserved students will receive scholarships based on their academic and community service achievements. Please come out and join us. The Guest Speaker will be Derel Stroud, Seton Hall Alumni.

DMV2Go Event

Can’t get to DMV? No worries, DMV is coming to you. On May 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the wireless DMV office will be at the Jessica A. Moore Community Center (Formerly the Annie B. Jackson school) serving the community.

Jessica Ann Moore Foundation Christmas Outing

The 5th annual Jessica Ann Moore Foundation Christmas Outing will be held December 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Jessica A. Moore Community Center located at 408 School Street, Waverly, VA 23890.

Family and friends are invited to bring a dish.

Trunk or Treat

The Jessica Ann Moore Foundation presents the 2016 Trunk or Treat Event on October 31, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Jessica A. Moore Community Center (Formerly Annie B. Jackson Elementary School) located at 408 School St., Waverly, VA 23890.

For more information:

Contact: Ms. Harris (804) 926-7883, Dr. Tolliver (267) 226-8644, or Honorable Futrell (804) 885-4755 or click here

Directions: From Petersburg

  • Take Route 460E to Waverly, VA
  • Turn right on E. Main St/VA-40
  • Turn right on New Street
  • Take the second left onto School Street
  • The School is on your right at 408 School St.
2016 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The 2016 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship banquet was held on May 21, 2016 at the Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia. We were honored to have Jalesa Taylor, alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and cousin of Jessica Ann Moore as the guest speaker. We honored five young academic superstars from our community for their exceptional academic achievements. Two additional scholarships were added to the scholarship program this year, Olivia Taylor Shcolarship and the Kiimorah K. White Scholarship.

The 2016 Scholarship Recipients are:

Alexis Monique Meade – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship
Alexis is the daughter of Penica and Antonio Proiser and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Alexis will be attending Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia in the fall majoring in Criminal Justice.

Alexis has a 3.38 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Maria Lydia Rogers – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship
Mariah is the daughter of SFC Janice Barnett and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Mariah will be attending George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia in the fall majoring in Nursing and Music.

Mariah has a 4.49 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Karl Devan Jones, Jr – Kiimorah K. White Scholarship
Karl Devan Jones, Jr is the son of Sherri B. and Karl Jones, Sr. and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Karl will be attending Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York in the fall majoring in Pre-Med.

Karl has a 4.03 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Taleah Ampy – Olivia Taylor Scholarship
Taleah Ampy is the daughter of Annette and Thomas Ampy and a senior at the Governor School, Petersburg, Virginia. Taleah will be attending Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia in the fall majoring in Business Administration and Human Resources.

Taleah has a 3.62 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Steven Terris Thomas, Jr. – George L. Taylor Scholarship
Steven Terris Thomas, Jr. is the son of April and Steven Thomas, Sr. and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, Virginia. Steven will be attending Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia in the fall majoring in Mass Communications.

Steven has a 3.60 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

2016 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The sixth annual Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship banquet will be held May 21, 2016 at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, VA at 6:00 pm. Five well deserved students will receive scholarships based on their academic and community service achievements. Please come out and join us. The Guest Speaker will be Jalesa Taylor, VCU Alumni.

Fall Festival – (Canceled due to the weather)

The Jessica Ann Moore Fall Festival will be held October 3, 2015 starting at 10:00 am at the Annie B. Jackson Elementary School, 408 School Rd, Waverly, VA 23890. Free Admission. Come out and join us for Adult and Kids Games. Contact Ms. Harris at (804) 926-7883 or Dr. Tolliver at (267) 226-8644 for more information.

Rain Date: To be announced

Directions: From Petersburg

  • Take Route 460E to Waverly, VA
  • Turn right on E. Main St/VA-40
  • Turn right on New Street
  • Take the second left onto School Street
  • The School is on your right at 408 School St.

The 2015 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship banquet was held on May 16, 2015 at the Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia. We were honored to have Jessica Townsend, alumni of Seton Hall University and former roommate of Jessica Ann Moore as the guest speaker. We honored three more well deserving young adults from our community for their exceptional academic achievements.

The 2015 Scholarship Recipients are:

Katori Chanelle Jones – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship

Katori is the daughter of Vanessa Jones and Luster Jones and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Katori will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia in the fall majoring in Psychology.

Katori has a 4.00 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Christopher Riley Rakes -Jessica A. Moore Scholarship

Christopher is the son of Kirby and Jamie Rakes and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Christopher will be attending Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia in the fall majoring in Engineering and a member of the Corps of Cadets.

Christopher has a 4.56 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Ebonee’ Inez Byrd – George L. Taylor Scholarship

Ebonee’ is the daughter of Laura Byrd and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, Virginia. Ebonee’ will be attending Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia in the fall majoring in Biology.

Ebonee’ as a 3.58 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

2015 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The fifth annual Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship banquet will be held May 16, 2015 at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, VA at 6:00 pm. Three well deserved students will receive scholarships based on their academic and community service achievements. Please come out and join us. The Guest Speaker will be Jessica Townsend of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Drop Out to Degree Program/Jessica Ann Moore Foundation is proud to be a part of the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, by Executive Order to provide a once-a-year fundraising campaign for non-profit charitable organizations. Armed Forces Personnel, Civilian Federal Employees, and U.S. Postal Service Employees may give thru payroll deduction. It’s easy and it’s affordable.

You may also donate thru CFC Nexus at http://www.cfcofcva.org, Click on the Pledge Online link, first time users should clink on the register icon. CFC Code: 35382

The fourth annual Jessica A. Moore Scholarship banquet was held on May 17, 2014 at the Lee Club, Fort Lee, VA. We were honored to have Dominique Richardson, alumni of Virginia Union University as the guest speaker. She represented her Alma matter well and inspired many. We honored three extraordinary young adults, Rebecca Shumar, Meaghon Omobude and Candace Clark.

The 2014 Scholarship Recipients are:

Rebecca Mary Shumar – Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship

Rebecca is a senior at Prince George High School. Rebecca will be attending Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Meaghon Etinosa Omobude – Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship

Meaghon is a senior at Petersburg High School. Meaghon will be attending George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Candace Marie Clark – George L. Taylor Scholarship

Candace is a senior at Sussex Central High School. Candace will be attending Old Dominion University.

News!!!

The Drop Out to Degree Program has been officially renamed The Jessica Ann Moore Foundation.

2014 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The fourth annual Jessica A. Moore Scholarship banquet will be held on May 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lee Club, Fort Lee, VA. Three well deserved students will receive scholarships based on their academic and community service achievements. Please come out and join us. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or by calling (877) 599-2264.

Guest speaker will be Domonique Richardson, Virginia Union University Alumni.

Domonique is a native of Sussex County, Virginia. She graduated salutatorian of her class at Sussex Central High School in 2010. With the generous help of many scholarships including the George Taylor Scholarship, Domonique was able to attend Virginia Union University, a Christian affiliated institution. She majored in Social Work to pursue her dream of helping others. Throughout her time spent at the University, Domonique participated in activities such as the University Choir, Women of Elegance, Resident Assistants, The Social Work Club, and Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. She has made the Dean’s List every year she attended. With an internship at Richmond Department of Social Services, Domonique utilized her social work skills and acted as a case worker for her clients. This internship guided her in the direction of aspiring to help foster care youth in the future. Domonique graduated Virginia Union University on May 10, 2014. She will be attending Norfolk State University in the fall in pursuit of her Master’s Degree in Social Work. All in all, Domonique’s ultimate goal is making her family proud.

Please come out and join us. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or by calling (877) 599-2264.

2013 Jessica Ann Moore Scholarship Banquet

The third annual Jessica A. Moore Scholarship banquet was held at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia at 6:00 pm. We were privileged to have Ms. Stephanie Henderson, a Christopher Newport University Alumni, as our guest speaker. Ms. Henderson represented CNU well with an inspiring and encouraging speech that I’m sure everyone found some food for thought. We honored our well deserved local academic superstars, Conner Ricard, Chloe Alexander and Da’Shaun Gay.

The 2013 Scholarship Recipients are:

Conner Thomas John Ricard – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship

Connor is the son of Thomas and Susan Townsend and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, Virginia. Connor will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, in the fall majoring in Biology.

Connor has a 4.03 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Chloe Belle Alexander – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship

Chloe is the daughter of Maynard and Kathy Alexander and a senior at Prince George High School, Prince George, Virginia. Chloe will be attending Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, in the fall majoring in Managerial Economics.

Chloe has a 4.53 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Da’Shaun Lamar Gay – George L. Taylor Scholarship
Da’Shaun is the son of Danielle and Darren Gay and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, Virginia. Da’Shaun will be attending Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina in the fall majoring in Computer Information Systems.

Da’Shaun has a 3.05 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

The Third Annual Jessica A. Moore Scholarship Banquet

The Jessica A. Moore scholarship banquet will be held on May 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Lee Officer’s Club located on the Fort Lee Military Base. Three well deserved students will receive scholarships based on their academic and community service achievements. Please come out and join us. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or by calling (877) 599-2264.

The Drop Out to Degree Program Supports ROAR Behavior

The Drop Out to Degree Program is proud to support the Walnut Hill Elementary School’s Tiger Mart. Students earn tiger bucks where they may purchase items of their choice. Tiger bucks are earned by any student exhibiting ROAR (Respect – Organized – Attentive – Responsible) behavior. Board member Annie Moore heads up this initiative. For more information, email info@dropouttodegree.org.

May 19, 2012

The second annual Jessica A. Moore Scholarship banquet was held at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia at 6:00 pm. We were honored to have Ms. Canisha Cierra Turner as the guest speaker, a well accomplished young lady that exuberates the same passion for achievements that Jessica held. Scholarships were awarded to three well deserving local students striving to achieve their dreams. There were nearly 100 in attendance to help us honor Jessica and the well deserving students. If you were unable to attend, we hope you will join us next year.

Banquet Photos

The 2012 Scholarship Recipients were:

Joseph Turman Harrell – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship Read His Essay

Joseph is the son of Michael and Judy Harrell and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, VA. Joseph will be attending Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA in the fall majoring in Cinema/Screenwriting.

Joseph has a 3.83 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Kierra LaTresa Cooper – Jessica A. Moore Scholarship Read Her Essay

Kierra is the daughter of Steven and Joyce Cooper and a senior at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, Petersburg, VA. Kierra will be attending North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC in the fall majoring in Engineering.

Kierra has a 3.32 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

Tynique Ni’Chelle Hines – George L. Taylor Scholarship Read Her Essay

Tynique Ni’Chelle Hines is receiving the George L. Taylor Scholarship, under the Concern Citizens of the 75th District. Tynique is the daughter of Nicole Hines and a senior at Sussex Central High School, Sussex, VA. Tynique will be attending Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA in the fall majoring in Criminal Justice.

Tynique has a 2.91 grade point average on a 4.00 grading scale.

May 28, 2011

On May 21, 2011, the Jessica A. Moore Scholarship banquetwas held at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia at 6:00 pm. We were honored to have Garrison CSM June Seay as the guest speaker. Scholarships were awarded to three well deserving local students.

See photos of the event

Scholarship recipients:

Latasha M. Richardson, Sussex Central High School was awarded the 2011 George L. Taylor scholarship. Latasha is the daughter of Debbie Richardson. She has a 3.29 grade point average and will be attending Virginia State University this fall majoring in Psychology.

Rawn A. Boulden, Dinwiddie High School was awarded the 2011 Jessica A. Moore scholarship. Rawn is the son of Robin Pelt. Rawn has a 3.79 grade point average and will be attending Old Dominion University this fall majoring in Aeronautical Engineering.

Jasmine Deloatche, Sussex Central High School was awarded the 2011 Jessica A. Moore scholarship. Jasmine is the daughter of Mr. Childuverry Key and Mrs. Marcia Key. Jasmine has a 3.89 grade point average and will be attending Virginia State University this fall majoring in Accounting.

Congratulations to all of the recipients. Thank you to all that were able to join us for this wonderful event. If you were unable to attend, we look forward to having you next year.

We would like to send a special thanks to all of the businesses and individuals that donated for this event.

October 3, 2010

Mourning the loss of co-founder Jessica A. Moore who was tragically killed on September 25, 2010 in a senseless crime while attending a fraternity party in East Orange, NJ where she was an honors student at Seton Hall University.

“An angel gone too soon”