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 —

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.

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