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 —

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.

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