Stacey family presents scholarship in memory of daughter
It was an emotional day for Barry Stacey and his wife Gladys as they presented the Cheryl Stacey Memorial Scholarship.
Cheryl passed away on Oct. 17 following her battle with breast cancer, leaving behind two daughters — Sarah and Chelsea — and husband Greg Barlow.
Barry explained that the scholarship was set- up by friends of Cheryl.
“Jocelyn Lymburner, Maria Kennedy, Lisa Young, and Glenda Keating,” he listed, “they got together and decided to do something to keep her memory alive.”
Kennedy said these four friends have fond memories of the time they spent with Cheryl at Marystown Central High School (MCHS). They felt it was fitting that they set up a scholarship at the school.
The scholarship is awarded to the top student at MCHS, Stacey explained.
“When Cheryl graduated she was the head of her class,” explained Stacey.
Moya Spencer was selected as the first scholarship recipient.
“I am really honoured to get it,” said Spencer.
She was also thankful to the family for being there to present the scholarship on Dec. 20.
Moya’s mother Doreen said the family would like to express their gratitude to the Stacey family for selecting their daughter for the award.
“As well to her friends who have set-up this scholarship in her name,” Moya said. “I under- stand she was a student of MCHS and have certainly made her family, friends and MCHS very proud of her accomplishments.”
Barry Stacey and wife Gladys presented Moya Spencer with the Cheryl Stacey Memorial Scholarship on Dec. 20. The presentation took place at Marystown Central High School. Pictured (from left) are Barry Stacey, Moya Spencer and Gladys Stacey.