Giorgi awarded Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship

Ashley Giorgi and Bobby Worrell

Bobby B. Worrell of Franklin congratulates Ashley Giorgi on the scholarship award named in his honor.

Ashley Giorgi has been selected as the second recipient of the Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship at Paul D. Camp Community College. She is the daughter of Debbie and Jerry Nahrebecki of Boykins and David Giorgi of Groton, Conn.


The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000 over two years, was established by The Elms Foundation to honor Worrell, who served as its executive director from 1996 through 2010 before retiring. The Elms Foundation administers grants and scholarships for the Camp Foundation, The Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation and the Camp Younts Foundation.


Giorgi, who is currently exploring a degree in science at PDCCC, has been extremely active in the Key Club at Southampton High School, performing 200 hours of community service by working with Southampton/Franklin Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and chairing a successful first-time child abuse prevention walk in Franklin.


She was a four-year member of the Student Government Association, where she was selected to attend the Virginia Leadership Conference. She is a member of the National Honor Society and held membership in the Varsity and Christian clubs. In addition, she participated in cross country and played on the field hockey team. She is a volunteer teacher during Vacation Bible School at True Word Christian Church in Franklin, where she also works in the nursery and is a member of the Youth Group.


Worrell was the recipient of the 2011 J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award, which was awarded to him during PDCCC’s graduation. He is a member of the Airfield 4-H Center board, the American Legion, the Franklin Masonic Lodge and Franklin Baptist Church.


He is a past member of the Franklin/Southampton Area United Way board and a past president of the Forks of the River Ruritan Club. Worrell, an Army veteran and advocate of education, has been an ardent supporter of Paul D. Camp and its mission, serving as a director and chairman of the local college board.