Chincoteague Post 159



Sons of the American Legion Squadron 159
4023 Main St, P.O. Box 1035
Chincoteague, VA 23336


2020 - 2021

Commander – Kenneth Small

Vice Commander – Greg Daisey

Adjutant – Nolan Warnick

Finance Officer – Eddie Thornton

Chaplain – Kenny Wayne Rhodes

Sgt. at Arms – Boyd Sheets

Membership – Nolan Warnick

Chincoteague Post #159
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336


For Immediate Release

Chincoteague American Legion Family Announces Chincoteague High School Scholarship Recipients

May 21, 2020 - The American Legion Family, Chincoteague Post #159 congratulates the Chincoteague High School graduating class of 2020 on their hard work, dedication, and perseverance throughout their educational journey.

The Legion Family is honored to award several one-time scholarships to deserving students to assist them with the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education at an accredited institution with an education or vocational objective. The more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become, so investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country. Winners were selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community service, financial need, and essay submission, if required.

The American Legion Family, Chincoteague Post #159 is proud to announce our 2020 Chincoteague High School scholarship recipients.

American Legion Post #159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore
William Paul Reed III
Taylee Thomas

Sons of the American Legion Squadron #159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore – Joe Wagner Memorial Scholarship
Taylee Thomas – Andy Webb Memorial Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore
Taylee Thomas

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 $500 Scholarships are awarded to:
Brianna Hess
Nykera Wallop

Due to current social distancing guidelines, winners will receive official scholarship notification to their home address.

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Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes:  To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.

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