N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $68,000 in scholarships

Date posted: September 4, 2012

Media Contact: Shannon McCollum, 919.515.8486 or Shannon_mccollum@ncsu.edu

Note to editors: See local angle for these counties – Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Bladen, Burke Brunswick, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Columbus, Currituck, Davidson, Davie, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gates, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Haywood, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell, Mitchell, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pasquotank, Person, Pitt, Polk, Rockingham, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Transylvania, Union, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilkes and Wilson

Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund to attend institutions of higher learning. The foundation has awarded 76 scholarships to students from 45 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

The total amount of 4-H scholarships awarded this year, including renewable scholarships, cash awards through 4-H cumulative records programs and scholarships to attend national 4-H competitions, amounts to $68,450. These scholarships are made possible by 4-H alumni, retirees and friends through their endowment or annual gifts to the foundation.

Academic scholarship winners are listed by county, along with their age, parents’ names and hometowns, scholarships received, intended majors and institution they plan to attend in the fall, where available. Scholarships are awarded to 4-H’ers, based on 4-H excellence, academic record, recommendations and need. Scholarship winners must be full-time students.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 21,500 adult and youth volunteers.

Alamance County
Cole Amoriello, 18, son of Scott and Anna Amoriello of Gibsonville, received the Robert N. Wood Scholarship. A recent graduate of Clover Garden School, he plans to study animal science at N.C. State University.

Michelle Cavalieri, 18, of daughter of John and Wendy Cavalieri of Mebane, also received the Robert N. Wood Scholarship. A recent graduate of Orange High School, she plans to study zoology or animal science at N.C. State University.

Robert Wood was the first executive director of the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund.  The scholarship was established through an estate gift and by the N.C. State 4-H Collegiate Club.

Sarah Osborne, 19, daughter of Ron and Elizabeth Osborne of Graham, is a repeat winner of the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. A student at William Peace University, she is studying communications, with a concentration in English.

The L. R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader.  It is renewable for up to four years.

Alexander County
Kyle Mayberry, 18, son of Craig and Donna Mayberry of Taylorsville, received the Preston, Marsha and Brooke Cornelius 4-H Beef Scholarship. A recent graduate of Alexander Central High School, he is attending N.C. State University to study animal science, pre-veterinary medicine.

The Cornelius Scholarship is designated for 4-H members who participate in beef projects and is named for Judge Preston Cornelius, his wife Marsha and daughter Brooke.  The Cornelius family is a multi-generational 4-H family.

Anson County
Curtis C. Crump, 18, son of Emma and Henry Curtis R. Crump of Wadesboro, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. A recent graduate of Anson New Technology High School, he attends East Carolina University to study business administration.

The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Bladen County
Luke Hill, 18, son of Randy and Kelli Hill of Elizabethtown, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Ambassador Academy, he attends Mount Olive College to study agricultural sciences, horticulture and public relations.

This scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Christian Ryckeley, 18, son of Michael and Janice Ryckeley of Tar Heel, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Bladen High School, he attends the University of North Carolina-Pembroke to study chemistry.

The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Burke County
Drew Thomas, 18, son of Benjie and Anne Hope Thomas of Morganton, received an N.C. 4-H Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship. A recent graduate of the Honor Academy Home School, he attends Western Carolina University to study entrepreneurial business.

The newly formed N.C. 4-H Alumni and Friends Society created this scholarship to provide support for an outstanding 4-H member.

Brunswick County
Kendrick Morgan, 20, son of Lonnie Mitchell Jr. and Darrilyn Morgan of Shallotte, received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Renewable Leadership Scholarship.   He attends N.C. State University, where he is studying sociology.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship Endowment.  Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach, N.C., have made these scholarships available to outstanding students who attend N.C. State University or Campbell University.

Cabarrus County
Taylor Furr, 17, daughter of Nanci Furr of Harrisburg, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Hickory Ridge High School, she attends Rowan Cabarrus Community College to study special education.

This scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Ashley Huber, 20, daughter of Deborah Smith of Concord, is a returning recipient of the Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University, where she is studying biology with a focus on equine studies or animal science.

The Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship is made possible by an endowment named for Ellis by his daughter, Dr. Sharon Ellis.

Ella Beth Wickliff, 18, daughter of Alisa and Greg Wickliff of Concord, received the Dr. Eloise Cofer 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences Scholarship. A recent graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, she attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Cofer Scholarship is named for the late state home economics leader for Cooperative Extension, Dr. Eloise Cofer.  The retired agents and specialists from Cooperative Extension provide funds for two scholarships in each North Carolina extension district.

Caswell County
Rachel Rudd, 18, daughter of Jeff and Deborah Rudd of Yanceyville, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. A recent graduate of Shepherd’s Voice School, she attends Appalachian State University, where she will study music education.

The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Catawba County
Dale Bass, 18, son of Roger and Robbin Bass of Newton, received the Edward H. Leagans 4-H Equine Scholarship and the 4-H Horse Program Scholarship. A recent graduate of Maiden High School, he attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he will study political science/pre-law curriculum.

Edward H. Leagans, a retired extension agent from Forsyth County, created an endowment to make this scholarship possible annually. The North Carolina 4-H Horse Council has established this scholarship

Columbus County
Jasmine Campbell, 18, daughter of Craig and Marie Campbell of Clarkton, received the Ray Wilkinson Communications Scholarship. A recent graduate of East Columbus High School, she attends N.C. A&T State University to study speech pathology.

The Wilkinson Scholarship is named for former WRAL-TV reporter Ray Wilkinson.

Currituck County
Farrel Eike, 18, daughter of JoAnn Eike of Kitty Hawk, received the William E. Sawyer Scholarship. A recent graduate of First Flight High School, she attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she will study business.

The Sawyer 4-H Scholarship is named for former 4-H member William Sawyer who lived in Currituck County before his untimely death.

Davidson County
Joshua Snider, 18, son of Beverly and Mark Snider of Lexington, received the Reese and Jessie Crouse Scholarship. A recent graduate of Wheatmore Trinity High School, he attends the University of Tennessee, where he will study animal science.

The Crouse Scholarship is named for Reece and Jesse Crouse, former Davidson County 4-H parents and leaders.  The scholarship was established by their daughter, Carolyn Crouse Register.

Davie County
Aubrey Apperson, 18, of Mocksville, received the N.C. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Davie County Early College High School, he attends N.C. State University, where he will study engineering.

Cooperative Extension retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district.

Edgecombe County
Brittany Levine, 18, daughter of Scott and Blair Levine of Tarboro, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southwest Edgecombe High School, she attends American University where she will study political science and history.

Cooperative Extension retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district.

Payton Owens, 18, son of Danny and Michelle Owens of Tarboro, received the Anne Kristine Barnes Scholarship. A recent graduate of Edgecombe Early College High School, he attends East Carolina University where he will study criminal justice.

The Anne Kristine Barnes Memorial Scholarship is made possible by Anne’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barnes.

Brooks Parisher, 18, son of Tracy Parisher and Pam Lancaster of Macclesfield, received the Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton Leadership Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southwest High School, he attends North Carolina State University where he will study mechanical engineering.

The Shelton Scholarship is named for the former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Edgecombe County 4-H’er, General Hugh Shelton.

Taylor Webb, 18, daughter of Timmy and Kathy Webb of Tarboro, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southwest High School, she attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she will study pharmacy.

Cooperative Extension retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district.

Forsyth County
Nathan Barrick, 18, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick of Winston-Salem, received the Jane K. Stuart North Central 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, he attends High Point University where he will study graphic design.

Gates County
Christina Eve Thomas, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Thomas of Corapeake, received the Reba Green-Holley Scholarship. A recent graduate of Gates County High School, she attends Chowan University where she will study business administration.

The Reba Green-Holley Scholarship was made possible by the Gates County Advisory Board to honor the long-time 4-H agent and county extension director.

Reshamah Walton, 18, daughter of Phyllis Parker of Gates, received the Helene C. Knight 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Gates County High School, she attends East Carolina University where she will study biology.

Helene Knight was an editor and reporter of the local newspaper and a 4-H volunteer.  Family and friends established this scholarship in her memory.

Graham County
Melissa Day, 20, daughter of Brad and Martha Day of Robbinsville, is a repeat recipient of the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. She attends Duke University where she is studying biology and Spanish.

The L.R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader and is renewable for up to four years.

Granville County
Mollie Melton, 18, daughter of Erick and LoriAnne Melton of Raleigh, a Granville County 4-H’er, received the L.R. Harrill Scholarship and the Lorna W. Langley Scholarship. A recent graduate of Sweet Hollow School, she attends Meredith College, where she will study English.

The L.R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader and is renewable for up to four years. The Langley Scholarship is named for former Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist Dr. Lorna Langley and was established by her colleagues and friends.

Guilford County
Israel Farnham, 18, son of Jeffrey and Lia Farnham of Kernersville, received the Huddleston 4-H Electric Scholarship. A recent graduate of Pan-American Christian Academy, he attends Davidson Community College where he will study English.

Melissa Gold, 19, daughter of Millard and Tanya Gold of Whitsett, received the Carolyn Smith Ivey Scholarship. A recent graduate of School of Discovery, she attends the University of North Carolina – Asheville, where she will study environmental science.

The Carolyn Smith Ivey 4-H Scholarship is named for a former Cherokee County 4-H member and life-long 4-H volunteer from Guilford County.

Harnett County
Rossie Blinson, 21, daughter of Bryan and Beth Blinson of Buies Creek, is a repeat recipient of the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. A junior at N.C. State University, she is studying agricultural business management and animal science.

This scholarship is provided to four 4-H members and four FFA members annually whose families are involved in agriculture or agri-business. The Southern States Cooperative Leadership Scholarship is renewable.

Haywood County
Sally Dixon, 20, daughter of Diane Floyd of Waynesville, is a repeat recipient of the Edward Gore/General Shelton Upperclassman 4-H Leadership Scholarship. A junior at N.C. State University, she plans to study extension education.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship Endowment.  Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach, N.C., have made these scholarships available to outstanding students who attend N.C. State University or Campbell University.

Johnston County
Catherine Hall, 18, daughter of Steve and Sherry Hall of Four Oaks, received the Rachel Kirby Thomas and Dr. Frank Bancroft Thomas 4-H Foods and Nutrition Scholarship. A recent graduate of Johnston County Middle High School, she attends the University of North Carolina – Pembroke, where she will study psychology.

The Thomas Scholarship is named for former extension specialists Rachel Kirby Thomas and Dr. Frank Thomas.  It is awarded to a student who has participated in foods and nutrition programs.

Kendall Wolford, 18, daughter of Steven and LeAnne Wolford of Wake Forest and a Johnston County 4-H’er, received the 4-H Horse Program Scholarship and the Bruce and Annie Woodard 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, she attends Delaware Valley College, where she will study animal science.

The North Carolina 4-H Horse Council has established the Horse Program Scholarship and the second scholarship is named for former Cumberland and Johnston counties Cooperative Extension Director Bruce Woodard and his wife, Annie, and is designated for a Johnston County 4-H’er.

Lincoln County
Guy Perkins, 18, son of Gordon and Cheree Perkins of Iron Station, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rocky Spring School, he attends Gaston College, where he will study poultry and animal science.

This scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Macon County
Jakin Ivey, 18, son of James and Shereen Ivey of Franklin, received the Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Kyder Christian Academy, he attends N.C. State University where he will study computer science.

McDowell County
Maggie Gouge, 18, daughter of Joe and Amy Washburn of Marion, received the John C. McLean Scholarship. A recent graduate of McDowell High School, she attends Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, where she will study culinary arts.

Mitchell County
Chelsea Phillips, 19, daughter of Tammy Potter of Bakersville, received the Mitchell County 4-H Discovery Scholarship. She is a student at N.C. State University, studying poultry science.

The Mitchell County 4-H Discovery Scholarship was established through an endowment by interested citizens who believe in 4-H throughout the county.

Shayna Virginia Vance, 18, daughter of Jeffery and Sharon Vance of Newland and a Mitchell County 4-H’er, received the Robert and Helen Runion 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Avery County High School, she attends Wingate University, where she will study biology.

4-H supporters Robert and Helen Runion and their daughters have funded this named scholarship endowment to support students from Mitchell County.

Nash County
Rebecca Peede, 17, daughter of Ronnie and Andrea Peede of Rocky Mount, received the Gordon E. Sawyer Scholarship. A recent graduate of Peede Christian School, she attends Wilson Community College, where she will study cosmetology and business.

The Sawyer Scholarship is awarded in memory of long-time Camden County Extension Director Gordon Sawyer.

New Hanover
Elise McDow, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McDow of Wilmington, received the Lyman B. Dixon Sr. Scholarship. A recent graduate of E.A. Laney High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study engineering.

The Dixon Scholarship is named for former Associate State 4-H Leader Lyman Dixon Sr. by his family.

Onslow County
Adam Daley, 18, son of Michael and Linda Daley of Hubert and an Onslow County 4-H’er, received the J. Gregory Clemmons Scholarship. A recent graduate of Swansboro High School, he attends N.C. State University where he will study zoology or animal science.

The scholarship is named for Greg Clemmons, the former 4-H extension agent for Onslow County.

Pasquotank County
Colin Brickhouse, 18, son of Kevin and Wendy Brickhouse of Elizabeth City, received the Vernon James 4-H Family Scholarship. A recent graduate of Pasquotank County High School, he attends N.C. State University where he will study field crops technology.

The scholarship is named for former N.C. legislator and farmer Vernon James, who was a Pasquotank 4-H’er.

Person County
Michael Chaney, 18, son of Mike and Cheryl Chaney of Roxboro, received the Kristina Jarrell 4-H Electric Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, he attends Piedmont Community College and plans to study law.

The Jarrell 4-H Scholarship is a memorial scholarship named for former 4-H member Kristina Jarrell, whose favorite project was the electric category.

Pitt County
Alexis Briley, 18, daughter of Mike and Lisa Briley of Greenville, received the Edward Gore/Gen. High Shelton Leadership Scholarship. A recent graduate of North Pitt High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study animal science.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship Endowment.  Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach, N.C., have made these scholarships available to outstanding students who attend N.C. State University or Campbell University.

Polk County
Carson Kay, 18, daughter of Toby and Emily Kay of Mill Spring, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, she attends Berry College, where she will study animal science.

Cooperative Extension Retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district.

Richmond County
Elizabeth Deese, 18, daughter of Tommy and Cherie Deese of Rockingham, received the McInnis Family 4-H Meat Goat Scholarship. A recent graduate of Richmond Senior High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study livestock and poultry management.

The John McInnis family provides annual funding for this scholarship.

Rockingham County
Brooke Mackey, 18, daughter of Tom and Paula Mackey of Reidsville, received the North Central 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rockingham County High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study animal science and agriculture.

The State 4-H Horse Council provides the funding for the state horse scholarship, and volunteers from the North Central District provide funding for the district scholarship.

Rutherford County
Todd Elliott, 19, son of Doug Elliott and Yanna Fishman of Union Mills, is a repeat recipient of the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. He attends Warren Wilson College to study environmental studies.

The L. R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader.  It is renewable for up to three additional years.

Kristen Miller, 18, daughter of Paul and Sherry Matheny of Mooresboro, received the Thomas A. Carter Family 4-H Poultry Scholarship. A recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, she attends N.C. State University where she will study poultry and animal science.

The family and friends of Dr. Tom Carter established this scholarship to honor his career as an Extension Poultry Specialist.

Stanly County
Samantha Talley, daughter of David and Stacy Talley of Albemarle, received the Dr. Gary S. and Patricia H. Davis Poultry Scholarship and the Rudolph Carl Ellis Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Stanly High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study poultry science.

The Davis scholarship is named for former Poultry Extension Specialist Dr. Gary Davis and his wife, Patricia. The Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship is made possible by an endowment named for Ellis by his daughter, Dr. Sharon Ellis.

Brooke Harward, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Harward of Richfield, received the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University and majors in agricultural business management.

Wilson Talley, 20, son of Paul and Patti Talley of Locust, is a returning recipient of the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. He attends N.C. State University and is majoring in poultry science.

The Southern States Cooperative Leadership Scholarships are renewable and are awarded to four 4-H members and four FFA members whose families are involved in agriculture or agri-business.

Stokes County
Bryan Keith Hartman, 19, son of Keith and Sharon Hartman of Walnut Cove, received the I.O. Schaub Scholarship and the Teeter Family Scholarship. A recent graduate of South Stokes High School, he attends N.C. State University, where he will study animal science and agricultural education.

The I.O. Schaub Scholarship is named for former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.  The family of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Teeter provided the endowment funds for their scholarship.

Transylvania County
Arna McArtney, 18, daughter of Anne and Steve McArtney of Pisgah Forest, received the Dr. David and Mrs. Carol Burnette (West District) Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, she attends Eastern University, where she will study economic development.

This scholarship is named for former Swain County 4-H’er and District Extension Director Dr. David Burnette and his wife, Carol.

Union County
Ann Margaret Dietrich, 21, daughter of Geoff and Sarah Dietrich of Monroe and Raleigh, is a returning recipient of the L.R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship. She is a senior at N.C. State University, majoring in poultry science. (Note: Family has homes in Raleigh and Monroe. Parents are former Union County 4-H’ers.)

The L. R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader and is renewable for up to four years.

Wake County
Ann Margaret Dietrich, 21, daughter of Geoff and Sarah Dietrich of Raleigh, is a returning recipient of the L.R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship. She is a senior at N.C. State University, majoring in poultry science.

The L. R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader.  It is renewable for up to four years.

Mimrah Hossain, 19, daughter of Nasima Hossain of Raleigh, is a returning recipient of the Wake County 4-H Horticulture Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University, where she is majoring in elementary education.

The Wake County 4-H Horticultural Scholarship is made possible through projects by the Horticulture Club.

Garrett See, 19, son of Todd and Leslie See of Raleigh, received the Gary Stott Scholarship. A recent graduate of Knightdale High School, he plans to attend N.C. State University to study animal science.

The Gary Stott Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends after the untimely death of this Wilson County 4-H’er who was involved in swine projects.

Dakota Starr, 22, daughter of Stephanie and Wesley Starr of Selma and a Wake County 4-H’er, received the Larry and Joyce Bass 4-H Horticultural Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University, where she majors in plant biology.

The Bass Scholarship is named for long-time N.C. State Horticultural Specialist Larry Bass and his wife, Joyce.

Warren County
Elizabeth McAuslan, 19, daughter of Jim and Mary McAuslan of Norlina, is a repeat recipient of the Edmund and Elizabeth Aycock 4-H Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University, where she is majoring in business administration.

The Edmund and Elizabeth Aycock 4-H Scholarship is named for two outstanding 4-H members from the 1930s who were successful in business and leadership throughout their long careers.

Wayne County
Sara Davis, 18, daughter of Glenn and Kim Davis of Mount Olive, received the 4-H Development Fund Scholarship. A recent graduate of Wayne Christian School, she attends Wayne Community College where she will study agricultural education.

This scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Marisa Linton, 19, daughter of A.J. and Suzanne Linton of Mount Olive, is a repeat recipient of the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton Leadership Scholarship. She attends Campbell University, where she studies communications.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship Endowment.  Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach, N.C., have made these scholarships available to outstanding students who attend N.C. State University or Campbell University.

Elizabeth Rowe, 19, daughter of Thomas and Vivian Rowe of Dudley, received the Victoria Jean Cope Scholarship and the North Carolina 4-H Meat Goat Scholarship. A recent graduate of Wayne Early Middle College High School, she attends Mount Olive College to study agri-science education.

Wilkes County
Ethan Ward, 20, son of Watson and Dawn Ward of Millers Creek, received the Belinda Holshouser Hester “Go Green, Think Green” 4-H Scholarship. He attends the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and is studying geography.

The “Go Green, Think Green” 4-H Scholarship is endowed by Belinda Holshouser Hester, a former Wake County educator and Rowan County 4-H’er.

Wilson County
Allyson Brake, 19, daughter of James and Kristina Brake of Lucama, is a repeat recipient of the Ray Wilkinson Communications Scholarship. She attends Campbell University to study communications.

The Wilkinson Scholarship is named for former WRAL-TV reporter Ray Wilkinson.

Frank Scott, 18, son of Joey and Tricia Scott of Lucama, received the L.R. Harrill Scholarship and the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. A recent graduate of Scott School, he attends N.C. State University to study agri-business.

The L.R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader and is renewable for up to four years. The Southern States Scholarship is provided to four 4-H members and four FFA members annually whose families are involved in agriculture or agri-business.

Alexa Zolman, 18, daughter of John and Tracey Zolman of Wilson, received the Farris “Pass it On” Scholarship. A recent graduate of Community Christian School, she attends Columbia College to study biology and business.

When Paul Farris, former president of the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Board of Directors, completed his office, he established the “Pass it On” Scholarship to encourage 4-H’ers to continue to give to future youth like they had received awards and scholarships as 4-H’ers.

–Written by Natalie Hampton, natalie_hampton@ncsu.edu or 919.513.31289

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