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 —

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.

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