The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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August 22, 2013

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


Thursday, August 22, 2013 —

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.

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