Historic Johnson Farm Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient for the 2010-2011 school scholarship is Candace Dillian from North Henderson High School. She is planning to attend Western Carolina University and major in education. She has been an excellent student during her years at North Henderson High.
Historic Johnson Farm awards this scholarship each spring to a deserving high school student on a rotating basis among the high schools of Henderson County Public Schools; In 2009 a student from East High, in 2010 a Student from Hendersonville High, in 2011 a North High student, and a West High student in 2011-12.
The purpose of the scholarship is for the Johnson Farm Committee of the Henderson County Education Foundation to give something back to our school community. It is also in memory of Vernon and Leander Johnson, who being generous of spirit left their farm to the Henderson County Public Schools in 1987 to be used as a heritage education center. The Johnson brothers demonstrated a lifelong interest in the well-being of young people and their education. The scholarship is for students pursuing higher education in subject areas of interest to the Johnson brothers and those are teaching, agriculture and natural resources.
Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to Historic Johnson Farm/HCEF, 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791. For more information, call 891-6585 or visit www.historicjohnsonfarm.org .
Further Background information about Historic Johnson Farm
The Historic Johnson Farm is an interesting and entertaining place to visit with your friends and family, out-of-town visitors and grandchildren. The donkeys and sheep will welcome visitors after the snowy winter. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the oldest brick home in Henderson County, 11 historic structures, animals, nature trails, picnic tables, and 15 acres of forest fields and streams. The tours include a visit with the Heritage Weavers who currently occupy the former boarding house. They offer a variety of classes in fiber arts.
The Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education center owned by Henderson County Public Schools and managed by the non-profit Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. It depends on public support to operate. The farm was a gift to the public schools by the late Vernon and Leander Johnson. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a NC Cultural Treasure.
The farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791, across from the Rugby Middle School.