Two new North Cross students have been selected as Founders’ Scholarship recipients. The Founder’s Scholarship is a merit-based award that helps North Cross attract and retain the best and brightest students in the Roanoke Valley. Qualified candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
North Cross is pleased to announce Founders Scholarship recipients Tanner Selkirk ’21 and Griffin Boucher ’20, both students in the Middle School.
This fall, Griffin Boucher ’20 came to North Cross from New West Charter School (Los Angeles, CA) as an 8th-grader. Griffin has excelled intellectually, athletically, and artistically—three traits that embody the mission that North Cross sets for its students. Not only does he actively participate in several extracurricular activities, but Griffin also mentored and coached other players on his lacrosse team. He enjoys helping his peers become more skilled players so they can work better as a team. Griffin’s encouraging and team-oriented attitude will help him succeed at North Cross.
Tanner Selkirk ’21 is also new to the Middle School at North Cross. Previously, he was a strong student at Read Mountain Middle School. Among his many accomplishments, Tanner founded “Tanner’s HARTS” (Honoring and Respecting Traveling Soldiers). He began this program by showing random acts of kindness to service men and women in ways such as picking up restaurant tabs, offering gifts, or simply saying “thank you.” Tanner has been recognized by Hershey’s for his efforts, and he is currently in the process of formalizing “Tanner’s HARTS” into a non-profit organization. His leadership and self-motivation will be valuable assets to the North Cross community.