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Salem Scholarship Honors Jill Bailey Chenet '03

The family of Jill Bailey Chenet, the 2003 Washington and Lee alumna who drowned off the Outer Banks of North Carolina in July, has established a scholarship with the Salem Education Foundation in her memory.

Jill graduated from Salem (Va.) High School and taught hearing-impaired students at The River School in Washington, D.C.

According to the criteria, which Jill’s brother, Jason, outlined, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who “demonstrates a leadership role in school, exhibits a compassionate heart, has a passion for teaching, is active in athletics and is an A/B honor roll student.”

Announcement of the scholarship was made in December and cited in a story about Jill and the Bailey family in a Roanoke Times blog.

Contributions to the Salem scholarship can be sent to the Salem Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1461, Salem, VA 24153. A second scholarship in Jill’s memory was established at The River School.

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