This year the Trudy Bogese Campership program awarded 19 students from Hopewell and Prince George with a campership – a summer camp scholarship! Our recipients are listed below by school. This year marked a big change for the program which welcomed applications from Hopewell youth in addition to youth from Prince George County.
The camperships are made possible by the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development at John Randolph Foundation. The Endowment was created by BJ and Chuck Patton in 2014 to honor BJ’s mom. Since 2014, and including this year, the Endowment has awarded $24,000 to 77 students to help them attend a summer camp, class, or program of their choice!
For information on how to apply, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
To see pictures from the 2019 awards ceremony, please see our Facebook page.
Hopewell Superintendent, Dr. Melody Hackney (center), Hopewell athletes Rosemarie Bland (soccer), Jacen Fowlkes (wrestling), and Hydea Jones (soccer), and their coaches Rich Halas and Josie McMahon.
2019 TRUDY BOGESE CAMPERSHIP RECIPIENTS
Hopewell High School
Rosemarie Bland, Soccer Academy Schools of Soccer Excellence
Jacen Fowlkes, University of Virginia Wrestling Camp
Juliet Mahan, Lott Carey Youth Seminar
Juls Mahan, Lott Carey Youth Seminar
Carter G. Woodson Middle School
Ny’Javion Cromartie, iDTech: Roblox Entrepreneur Imaginative Game Design
Hydea Jones, Soccer Academy Schools of Soccer Excellence
Lileana Lewis, VCU Creative Arts Day Camp
N.B. Clements Junior High School
Keona Corrigan, 4-H Summer Camp
Tahir Johnson, Air Raider Elite Summer Program
Kevin Meza, BSA National Youth Leadership Training
J.E.J. Moore Middle School
Isaiah Brendel, BSA National Youth Leadership Training
Pheobe Cahoon, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Kayla Callahan, Nike Girls Basketball Camp
Lariah Chance, Word of Life – The Wild Camp
Tyler Cooke, Basketball School at Fort Union Military Academy
Maryam Huggi, Nike Field Hockey Camp
Riley Humphries, The Heights – Middle School Youth Summer Camp
Jaylen Johnson, Hoop Group Future All-American Basketball Camp
Shawn Long, University of Richmond Basketball Day Camp
The Trudy Bogese Campership program is made possible by the Patton Family, pictured here from left to right: BJ Patton, Lindsey Patton, Becky Patton, and Chuck Patton.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Camperships are summer camp scholarships. The purpose of the Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development is to inspire local youth to recognize and reach their full potential by enabling them to attend the summer camp or instructional program of their choosing.
The Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development was established in 2013 by B. J. and Chuck Patton to honor the life and contributions of BJ’s mother, Trudy Bogese. A loving mother and committed volunteer, Trudy Bogese was a “mountain among men” in the Tri-Cities business community, partnering with her husband, Michael “Mike” J. Bogese, Sr. to create the Bogese Construction Company, which developed over 3,000 homes in the Tri-Cities and Richmond area.
During her time, Trudy Bogese was one of only two female Realtors in the Tri-Cities. She was a licensed real estate broker, insurance broker, and held licenses in interior design and nursing. In addition, she was a founding member and President of the Southside Virginia Association of Realtors, the Southside Multiple Listing Service, past Chairman of the John Randolph Housing Authority, and recipient of the Hopewell Business and Professional Woman’s Club Niki Award and Hopewell Jaycettes Women’s Distinguished Service Award.
Most importantly, Trudy Bogese was a mother to five children. She invested greatly, not only in her children, but in the community’s children by sponsoring youth teams and building recreational parks with their subdivision development as a gift to the housing neighborhoods. All in an effort to ensure they had the tools and opportunities to be successful adults able to build strong communities.
HOW TO APPLY
The Trudy Bogese Campership application opens November 15 and is due March 1 of each year. Click here to apply. The program is open to students at the following schools: Hopewell High School, Carter G. Woodson Middle School, New Hope Academy, Prince George High School, N.B. Clements Junior High School, J.E.J. Moore Middle School, and the Appomattox Regional Governor School (if attending in a Hopewell or Prince George slot.) For more details, call John Randolph Foundation at (804) 458-2239.Tags: campership, Hopewell, Prince George County, summer camp scholarship, Trudy Bogese, Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development
This post was written by Kiffy Werkheiser