Sidney Brown 2019 Winner 

On Friday, June 14 at Hendersonville High School Awards & Move Up Assembly the 12thConnie & Ricky Sparks Memorial Scholarship was awarded to graduating Senior Sidney Brown. Two past recipients were there to help present the award, Brayan Aguirre (2011 winner) and Nick Hart (2018 winner). Brayan is a Sales and Service Representative for First Citizen Bank here in Hendersonville and Nick is attending the University of Arizona at Tucson majoring in Management Information Systems. 

The Sparks and McCleerey families are proud & honored to announce they have established the: Connie & Ricky Sparks Scholarship Foundation organized as a 501(c)(3) exempt non-profit. 

The Connie & Ricky Sparks Memorial Scholarship was created after the tragic loss of their beloved Mother, Connie Sparks and their cherished brother, Ricky to honor and celebrate their lives. 

In the past eleven years $154,000 or $14,000 per recipient has been awarded to deserving Hendersonville High School graduates. As of this fall semester the Connie & Ricky Sparks Memorial Scholarship has been increased to $5,000 per year for a total scholarship of $20,000. 

All the past recipients currently in college will also receive the increased amount of $5,000 per year for the balance of their college. Bringing the Sparks Scholarship to a total awarded balance of $185,000.