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 —

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.

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