Helen Page Crenshaw Scholarship
Helping students get an education is something Helen Page Crenshaw did for thirty-one years. She taught at Mocksville High School for eleven years not only teaching, but getting involved in many clubs and sports. Both the 1951 and 1963 yearbooks were dedicated to her.
When Mrs. Crenshaw lost her beloved husband in 1955, she continued to teach and also managed the Mocksville Home & Auto Supply Store. In 1956, Mrs. Crenshaw became the Librarian at the newly opened Davie County Consolidated High School, a job she continued through 1964. At Davie High, she sponsored the library club and supervised graduation, all while working to build an outstanding library from limited resources.
In 1964, Mrs. Crenshaw became the Library Coordinator for the county, serving seven schools. In 1973, she retired from the school system. She did not however retire from the community! She remained active in the community until her death in 2013, three days before her 98th birthday. She was active in the Davie County Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority and the Davie County Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Crenshaw was a member and active participant in United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church for more than sixty years.
Helen received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest honors the governor can bestow on a North Carolina citizen, in March 2008 in honor of her many years of service to school and community. She was an amazing Christian, citizen, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The Helen Page Crenshaw Scholarship will continue her tradition of helping others as young people pursue careers in teaching thanks to the support of her scholarship.
The Helen Page Crenshaw Scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student pursuing a degree in Education.