The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

August 22, 2013

North Carolina 4-H’ers receive more than $117,000 in scholarships


CNHI News Service

Thursday, August 22, 2013 —

As college and university students return to campus this month, a number of them have received scholarship assistance from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

The 4-H scholarships awarded this year include renewable academic scholarships, cash awards through 4-H cumulative records programs and scholarships to attend national 4-H competitions. 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. 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 237,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers.

Alamance County

Sarah Osborne, 20, 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.

Daniel Osborne, 18, brother of Sarah, received N.C. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship for the North Central District. A recent graduate of the Hawbridge School, he will attend Roanoke College to study history. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Mattie Thompson, 17, daughter of Randy and Kristi Thompson of Liberty, received the North Central 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, she will attend N.C. State University to study animal science and agroecology. Volunteers from the North Central District provide funding for the district horse scholarship.

Alexander County

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arrison Jenkins, 18, son of Tracy and Sheila Jenkins of Stony Point, received the Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Alexander Central High School, he will attend N.C. State University to study agricultural education. The Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship is made possible by an endowment named for Ellis by his daughter, Dr. Sharon Ellis.

Dallas Perry, 18, daughter of Mark and Trudy Perry of Taylorsville, received the State 4-H Officer Scholarship. She attends Catawba Valley Community College where she is studying meteorology.

The State 4-H Officer Scholarship is awarded to the four state 4-H officers each year. 

Bladen County

Luke Hill, 19, son of Randy and Kelli Hill of Elizabethtown, received the State 4-H Officer Scholarship. He attends Mount Olive College where he is studying agricultural sciences, horticulture and public relations. The State 4-H Officer Scholarship is awarded to the four state 4-H officers each year. 

Buncombe County

Seth Austin, 17, son of Alan and Carrie Austin of Leicester, received the John McLean 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Clyde Erwin High School, he will attend Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to become a state game warden. The John McLean 4-H Scholarship is given to a 4-H’er from the West District whose family is a member of the county Farm Bureau.

Cabarrus County

Seth Bollenbecker, 18, son of Eric and Beverly Bollenbecker of Concord, received the N.C. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship for the South Central District. A recent graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, he will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study biology. The 4-H Development Fund Scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Ashley Huber, 21, 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.

Camden County

Caroline Sawyer, 18, daughter of Keith and Lisa Sawyer of Camden, received the Anne Kristine Barnes Scholarship. A recent graduate of Camden County High School, she will attend Campbell University to study nursing. The Anne Kristine Barnes Memorial Scholarship is made possible by Anne’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barnes

Carteret County

Hannah Davis, 19, daughter of Jeff and Chris Davis of Beaufort, received a State 4-H Officer Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University where she studies agricultural business. The State 4-H Officer Scholarship is awarded to the four state 4-H officers each year. 

Cierra Tomaso, 17, daughter of Sue and Dennis Tomaso of Pine Knoll Shores, received the N.C. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship for the Southeast District. A recent home school graduate, she will attend Columbia College to study art history, creative writing, forensic science and criminal studies. The 4-H Development Fund Scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Craven County

Laura Ashley Willis, 18, daughter of Rusty and Etta Willis of New Bern, received an L.R. Harrill

4-H Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, she will attend Mt. Olive College to study communications and agriculture.

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

Cumberland County

Mattie Vorder Bruegge, 19, daughter of William F. Vorder Brugge of Fayetteville, received the Victoria Jean Cope 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of South View High School, she will attend Agnes Scott College to study neuroscience. The Victoria Jean Cope 4-H Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H’er attending an institution of higher learning in North Carolina.



Currituck County

Alexis Gray, 18, daughter of Katrine and Charles Gray of Moyock, received the William E. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship. A recent graduate of Currituck County High School, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to study communications or public relations. 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

Alex Loflin, 18, daughter of Jones and Lisa Loflin of Denton, received a N.C. State University Park Scholarship and a General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship. A recent graduate of HOPE Academy, she will attend N.C. State University to study natural resources policy and administration. The Shelton Scholarship is named for the former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Edgecombe County 4-H’er, General Hugh Shelton.

Edgecombe County

John Ronald Walton, 19, son of Johnie and Lesa Walton of Tarboro, received the General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship and the Jack W. Parker 4-H Livestock Scholarship. A recent graduate of Edgecombe Early College High School, he will attend N.C. State University to study agribusiness management. The Shelton Scholarship is named for the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Edgecombe County 4-H’er, General Hugh Shelton.

Forsyth County

Laura Hutchins, 18, daughter of Brian and Glenda Hutchins of Winston-Salem, received the Carolyn Smith Ivey 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Hutchins Academy, she will attend High Point University to study music and communications. The Carolyn Smith Ivey 4-H Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H member in the West or North Central districts.

Nathan Barrick, 19, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick of Winston-Salem, received the State 4-H Officer Scholarship. Barrick attends High Point University to study graphic design.

Cooperative Extension retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district. The State 4-H Officer Scholarship is awarded to our four state 4-H officers each year. 

Gates County

Allyson Owens, 18, daughter of Jack and Denise Owens of Gatesville, received the Helene Knight 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Gates County High School, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study political science. 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

Amanda Day, 18, daughter of Brad and Martha Day of Robbinsville, received the Dr. David and Mrs. Carol Burnette 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Robbinsville High School, she will attend Duke University to study education or pharmacy. This scholarship is named for former Swain County 4-H’er and District Extension Director Dr. David Burnett and his wife, Carol.

Melissa Day, Amanda’s sister, received the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. She will attend Duke University. 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, 19, daughter of Eric and LoriAnne Melton of Raleigh, a Granville County 4-H’er, is a repeat recipient of the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. She attends Meredith College, where she is studying 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.

Halifax County

Trey Hasty, 18, son of Karen and David Keeter of Enfield, received the N.C. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship for the Northeast District. A recent graduate of Northern Nash High School, he will attend East Carolina University to study exercise physiology and Hispanic studies. The 4-H Development Fund Scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

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.

Henderson County

Lee Gover, 18, son of Mike and Janet Gover of Hendersonville, received the Robert and Helen Runion 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of East Henderson High School, he will attend Blue Ridge Community College to study carpentry or auto body restoration. 4-H supporters Robert and Helen Runion and their daughters have funded this named scholarship endowment to support students from Mitchell County.

Daniel Torres, 18, son of John and Marcia Torres of Hendersonville, received the Ray Wilkinson Communications 4-H Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, he will attend Belmont Abbey College to study theology and communications. The Wilkinson Scholarship is named for former WRAL-TV reporter Ray Wilkinson.

Hoke County

Elijah Wood, 18, son of Todd and Sherry Wood of Raeford, received the Robert N. Wood 4-H Collegiate Scholarship and the Edmund and Elizabeth Aycock 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Hoke County High School , he will attend N.C. State University to study meteorology.

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. 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 careers.

Johnston County

Abigail Vedder, 17, daughter of Sam and Cindy Vedder of Middlesex, received the Bruce and Annie Woodard 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Vedder Christian Academy, she will attend Pensacola Christian College to study vocal performance. The 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.

Two Johnston County students received the N.C. 4-H Horse Scholarship, established by the North Carolina 4-H Horse Council.

Taylor Knittel, 17, daughter of John and Tonya Knittel of Clayton, received the N.C. 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of Cleveland High School, she will attend N.C. State University to study animal science.

Victoria Gwaltney, 18, daughter of Doug and Angie Gwaltney of Clayton, also received the 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Johnston High School, she will attend N.C. State University to study agricultural education.

Jones County

Andrew Reid, 18, son of Hank and Ivy Reid of New Bern, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Craven High School, he will attend East Carolina University to study biology or chemistry. The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Lincoln County

Joseph Perkins, 18, son of Gordon and Cheree Perkins of Iron Station, received the N.C. 4-H Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rocky Spring School, he will attend Gaston College.

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

Cody Johnsen, 18, son of the Rev. Jeff and Kristi Johnsen, received the Kristina Jarrell 4-H Electric Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, he will attend N.C. State University to study business and communications.

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

Madison County

Shannon Dexter, 19, daughter of Daniel and Margie Dexter of Marshall, received the Joe and Barbara Brooks Horticultural Scholarship. A recent graduate of Madison Early College High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study horticulture. The Joe and Barbara Brooks 4-H Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H’er majoring in horticultural science at N.C. State University. 

McDowell County

Ellen Schilkowsky, 18, daughter of Carl and Linda Schilkowsky of Morganton, received the Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship and the Robert N. Wood 4-H Collegiate Scholarship. A recent graduate of R.L. Patton High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study engineering.

Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship goes to a recipient from the West or West Central districts  

who demonstrates excellence of 4-H leadership and character development, academic achievement and merit while in high school.

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.

Moore County

Jessica Howie, 19, daughter of Dwayne and Sherry Howie of Carthage, received the McInnis Family 4-H Meat Goat Scholarship. A recent graduate of Onion Pines High School, she attends Sandhills Community College, where she will study culinary arts. The John McInnis family provides annual funding for this scholarship.

Nash County

Taylor Joyner, 18, daughter of Tina Joyner of Nashville, received three scholarships: the Thomas A. Carter Family 4-H Poultry Science Scholarship; the Preston, Marsha and Brook Cornelius 4-H Beef Scholarship; and the Teeter Family 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southern Nash Senior High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study poultry and animal sciences.

The family and friends of Dr. Tom Carter established this scholarship to honor his career as an extension poultry specialist.

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.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Teeter provided the endowment funds for their scholarship.

Morgan Tyson, 18, daughter of Jeff and Sharon Tyson of Nashville, received the Gordon E. Sawyer 4-H Memorial Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southern Nash Senior High School, she attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she will study nursing. The Sawyer Scholarship is awarded in memory of long-time Camden County Extension Director Gordon Sawyer.

Onslow County

Syndey Grice, 18, daughter of John Grice and Lisa Whitman-Grice of Richlands, received the J. Gregory Clemmons 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Richlands High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study political science and communication.

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

Perquimans County

Amber Winslow, 18, daughter of Edward and Jewel Winslow of Belvidere, received the Dr. Eloise Cofer 4-H Scholarship and the Lorna W. Langley 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Perquimans County High School, she attends Mount Olive College, where she will study family and consumer sciences.

The Cofer Scholarship is named for the late state home economics leader for Cooperative Extension, Dr. Eloise Cofer.

The Langley Scholarship is named for former Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist Dr. Lorna Langley and was established by her colleagues and friends.

Pitt County

Justin Lawrence, 18, son of David and Leigh Lawrence of Winterville, received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship, the I.O. Schaub Scholarship and the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. A recent graduate of Ayden Grifton High School, he attends N.C. State University, where he will study agriculture and environmental systems.

The Gore/Shelton 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.

The I.O. Schaub Scholarship is named for former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.

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.

Alexis Briley, 20, daughter of Mike and Lisa Briley of Greenville, also received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University, where she studies animal science.

Rockingham County

Lorrie Norwood, 18, daughter of John and Nancy Norwood of Ruffin, received the North Central 4-H Horse Scholarship and the Jane K. Stuart 4-H Scholarship for the North Central District. A recent graduate of Rockingham County High School, she attends Rockingham Community College, where she will study science. Volunteers from the North Central District provide funding for the district horse scholarship.

Sarah Holmes, 18, daughter of Jeff and Kathryn Holmes of Ruffin, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship and the Rachel Kirby Thomas and Dr. Frank Bancroft Thomas 4-H Foods and Nutrition Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rockingham County High School, she attends Davidson College, where she will study psychology. 

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

Jarrett Barts, 18, son of Jason and Dawn Barts of Reidsville, received the North Carolina 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of Clover Garden School, he attends Appalachian State University, where he will study history. The State 4-H Horse Council provides the funding for the state horse scholarship.

Rutherford County

Todd Elliott, 20, son of Doug Elliott and Yanna Fishman of Union Mills, received the L. R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship. He attends Warren Wilson College, where he studies 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.

Stanly County

Catherine J. Harward, 18, daughter of Marcus and Patty Harward of Richfield, received the Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship. She will attend N.C. State University to major in animal science. The Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship is made possible by an endowment named for Ellis by his daughter, Dr. Sharon Ellis.

Brooke Harward, 20, Catherine’s sister, received the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. She attends N.C. State University and majors in agricultural business management. 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.

Emily M. Hatley, 18, daughter of Ronnie and Alisa Hatley of Stanfield, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. She will attend Wingate University to major in human services. The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Kacie L. Hatley, 18, daughter of Gary and Sandy Hatley of Stanfield, received the Huddleston Family 4-H Electric Scholarship. She will attend Wingate University to major in elementary education. The Huddleston Family 4-H Electric Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H’er who is currently active in the N.C. 4-H Electric Program and living in the Duke Energy Territory. 

Transylvania County

Georgia E. McArtney, 17, daughter of Anne and Steve McArtney of Pisgah Forest, received a scholarship from the 4-H Development Fund – West District. She will attend Lipscomb University to major in nutrition and dietetics. 4-H Development Fund Scholarship is funded by retired extension agents and specialists who wish to support educational opportunities for 4-H’ers.

Wake County

Nayeem A. Hossain, 17, son of Moazzem and Nasima Hossain of Raleigh, received two awards: the Dr. Gary and Patricia Davis 4-H Poultry Science Scholarship and the Wake County Junior Horticulture Program Scholarship. He will attend N.C. State University to major in poultry science and agricultural business.

The Davis scholarship is named for former Poultry Extension Specialist Dr. Gary Davis and his wife, Patricia. The Wake County Junior Horticulture Program Scholarship is made possible through projects by the Horticulture Club.

Mahad Munawar, 17, son of Jamila Zohra of Raleigh, received two awards: the Larry and Joyce Bass 4-H Horticultural Scholarship and the Lyman B. Dixon Sr. 4-H Scholarship. He will attend N.C. State University and major in biology.

The Bass Scholarship is named for long-time N.C. State Horticultural Specialist Larry Bass and his wife, Joyce. The Dixon Scholarship is named for former Associate State 4-H Leader Lyman Dixon Sr. by his family.

Garrett See, 20, son of Todd and Leslie See of Raleigh, repeated in receiving the Gary Stott 4-H Scholarship. He is a student at N.C. State University studying 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.

Mary R. Silliman, 18, daughter of Ben and Betty Silliman of Apex, received the Dr. Tom Hobgood 4-H Scholarship -- Northeast District. She will attend Appalachian State University to major in biology. The retired agents and specialists from Cooperative Extension provide funds for two scholarships in each North Carolina extension district.

Mollie Melton, 19, daughter of Eric and LoriAnne Melton of Raleigh, a Granville County 4-H’er, is a repeat recipient of the L.R. Harrill Scholarship. She attends Meredith College, where she is studying 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.

Warren County

Elizabeth D. McAuslan, 20, daughter of Jim and Mary McAuslan of Norlina, again repeated in receiving 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

Marisa D. Linton, 20, daughter of A.J. and Suzanne Linton of Mount Olive, again repeated in receiving the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship. She attends Campbell University, where she studies communications.

Edward Gore/Shelton: 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.

Tara M. Simmons, 18, daughter of Wallace Simmons of Goldsboro, received the Belinda Holshouser Hester “Go Green, Think Green” 4-H Scholarship. She will attend Dartmouth College to study environmental engineering. 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.

Wilkes County

Gabrielle M. Venturini, 18, daughter of Dave and Susan Venturini of Union Grove, received the Reece and Jessie Crouse 4-H Scholarship. She will attend Wilkes Community College in general education. 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.

Wilson County

Allyson M. Brake, 20, daughter of James and Kristina Brake of Lucama, again repeated in receiving the Ray Wilkinson Communications 4-H Scholarship. She attends Campbell University where she studies communications. The Wilkinson Scholarship is named for former WRAL-TV reporter Ray Wilkinson.

Franklin E. Scott, 19, son of Joey and Tricia Scott of Lucama, repeated in receiving two awards: the L.R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship and the Southern States Cooperative 4-H Leadership Scholarship. He attends N.C. State University, where he is majoring in agronomic business.

The L.R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader. 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.

C. Tyler Sharp, 18, son of Alan and Debbie Sharp of Sims, received two awards: the L.R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship and the Farris Pass It On 4-H Scholarship. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in global studies.

The L.R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader. 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.