The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Education

August 24, 2009

Student receives NPA scholarship

Sunday, August 23, 2009 — A former Gray Stone Day School student was recently awarded the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) scholarship.

Tyler Waugh, son of David and Lisa Waugh of Mt. Pleasant, was awarded the $1,000 gift just in time as he prepares to being studying at North Carolina State University.

Sponsored by NPA board member Nancy Martin, owner of Albemarle’s Top Dollar Jewelry and Loan, Martin highlighted the fact that only top students receive this distinction.

“It takes hard work to get it,” Martin said, emphasizing the requirements to apply, including ranking in the top 50 percent of their high school class.

Planning to major in mathematics with either a minor or double major in computer science, experience in this area has surrounded Waugh all of his life. His mother works for IBM and his father also holds a computer science degree.

“It feels good to know that there is a little bit less I have to worry about paying back,” Waugh said about receiving the award.

One of the highlights of Waugh’s time at Gray Stone is a senior project he completed.

A laptop was donated so that he could wire it to his church’s sound system to record the services for shut-in members. He later trained personnel at Bethel-Bear Creek United Church of Christ to do the task, and built a basic Web site for the church that includes directions, a calendar of events and audio recordings of the services.



Dexter Hinson can be contacted by email at snaponline21@carolina.rr.com.

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