At Gordonsville High School’s Graduation on Friday, May 17, 2019, the Southside Lions Club presented the Taylor-Wills Memorial Citizenship Award to Mr. Adam Jentry Brinkley.
Each year, the Southside Lions Club presents this award to commemorate the memory of Joe Taylor and Shannon Wills, two Gordonsville High School graduates who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
Joe Kenneth Taylor was a 1960 Graduate of Gordonsville High School; Deceased – February 22, 1966 (age 24).
Roy Shannon Wills was a 1968 Graduate of Gordonsville High School; Deceased – July 14, 1969 (age 19).
The Southside Lions Club established this award to be presented annually to an outstanding member of the Senior Class of Gordonsville High School who possesses the qualities of patriotism, bravery, leadership, citizenship, reverence, friendliness, and a desire to achieve.
Mr. Adam Jentry Brinkley was selected by the Southside Lions Club per recommendations submitted by Gordonsville High School faculty and students.
The award was presented by Chad Williams at Gordonsville High School’s commencement services Friday night.