Each year the Poolesville High School Athletic Booster Club awards $1,000.00 scholarships to a deserving boy and girl athlete in memory of PHS alumnus and Booster Club president, Jake Perkins. Recipients are chosen based on their community involvement, school commitment, athletic involvement, and scholarship.
The winners of the Jake Perkins Memorial Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year are seniors Theresa Nardone (Cross Country, Swimming, Track) and Tim McIntyre (Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse).
About Jake Perkins
Jake was a good scholar, but so much more. While at PHS, he was president of the student council, played indoor track (shot-put), football, basketball, and baseball. In his early years, he was a member of the marching band.
After graduation, he attended Virginia Tech studying pre-law. After taking time off to take a job as aide to Senator John Warner (R-Virginia), Jake returned to Blacksburg to complete his undergraduate degree. Jake subsequently received his law degree from University of Maryland Law School in Baltimore.
After working for another law firm for a short while, Jake opened his own practice in Poolesville as well as a title business in partnership with Frank Jamison. Along the way he became president of the Athletic Booster Club, president of the Poolesville Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, and was involved with the Boy Scouts and was an organizer of Poolesville Day. For Poolesville Day, it took a committee of ten to replace what Jake was doing by himself.
As an assistant coach to the girl’s varsity basketball team at PHS, Jake would help head coach Fred Swick during games as well as accompanying him on scouting trips.