The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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July 2, 2013

47 rural students join new Public Service Internship Program


Tuesday, July 2, 2013 — Joshua Griffin (Pitt County)

Joshua Griffin attends East Carolina University where he majors in biology and political science and minors in indigenous people of the Americas.

Erin Haley (Stanly County)

Erin Haley attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music education.

Shakeel Harris (Lee County)

Shakeel Harris attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is majoring in political science. He plans to attend law school. (Harris began his internship early and has already concluded his county service.)

Gavin Harrison (Martin County)

Gavin Harrison is a Park Scholar at N.C. State University and plans to major in industrial engineering.

Gray Harrison (Currituck County)

Gray Harrison, a military veteran, attends Elizabeth City State University. Deployed twice to Afghanistan, he was an aviation search-and-rescue swimmer and door gunner.

Augaly Kiedy (Jackson County)

Augaly Kiedy, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a junior at Western Carolina University, where she is studying political science and international studies. After graduation she plans to serve in the Peace Corps and then attend law school.

Ravyn Kingsberry (Franklin County)

Ravyn Kingsberry attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a Guarantee Scholar. She is a communications major with plans for a career in human resources.

Anna Lewis (Nash County)

Anna Lewis is pursuing a double major in social work and psychology in the Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Barika Lyons (Granville County)

Barika Lyons is on track to earn an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Vance-Granville Community College.

Sarah Mack (Union County)

Sarah Mack attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she is working toward a degree in economics.

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