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 —

Victoria Gwaltney, 18, daughter of Doug and Angie Gwaltney of Clayton, also received the 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Johnston High School, she will attend N.C. State University to study agricultural education.

Jones County

Andrew Reid, 18, son of Hank and Ivy Reid of New Bern, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship. A recent graduate of West Craven High School, he will attend East Carolina University to study biology or chemistry. The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer.

Lincoln County

Joseph Perkins, 18, son of Gordon and Cheree Perkins of Iron Station, received the N.C. 4-H Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rocky Spring School, he will attend Gaston College.

N.C. 4-H Alumni and Friends Society created this scholarship to provide support for an outstanding 4-H member.

Cody Johnsen, 18, son of the Rev. Jeff and Kristi Johnsen, received the Kristina Jarrell 4-H Electric Scholarship. A recent home school graduate, he will attend N.C. State University to study business and communications.

The Jarrell 4-H Scholarship is a memorial scholarship named for former 4-H member Kristina Jarrell, whose favorite project was the electric category.

Madison County

Shannon Dexter, 19, daughter of Daniel and Margie Dexter of Marshall, received the Joe and Barbara Brooks Horticultural Scholarship. A recent graduate of Madison Early College High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study horticulture. The Joe and Barbara Brooks 4-H Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H’er majoring in horticultural science at N.C. State University. 

McDowell County

Ellen Schilkowsky, 18, daughter of Carl and Linda Schilkowsky of Morganton, received the Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship and the Robert N. Wood 4-H Collegiate Scholarship. A recent graduate of R.L. Patton High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study engineering.

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