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 —

Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship goes to a recipient from the West or West Central districts  

who demonstrates excellence of 4-H leadership and character development, academic achievement and merit while in high school.

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.

Moore County

Jessica Howie, 19, daughter of Dwayne and Sherry Howie of Carthage, received the McInnis Family 4-H Meat Goat Scholarship. A recent graduate of Onion Pines High School, she attends Sandhills Community College, where she will study culinary arts. The John McInnis family provides annual funding for this scholarship.

Nash County

Taylor Joyner, 18, daughter of Tina Joyner of Nashville, received three scholarships: the Thomas A. Carter Family 4-H Poultry Science Scholarship; the Preston, Marsha and Brook Cornelius 4-H Beef Scholarship; and the Teeter Family 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southern Nash Senior High School, she attends N.C. State University, where she will study poultry and animal sciences.

The family and friends of Dr. Tom Carter established this scholarship to honor his career as an extension poultry specialist.

The Cornelius Scholarship is designated for 4-H members who participate in beef projects and is named for Judge Preston Cornelius, his wife Marsha and daughter Brooke. The Cornelius family is a multi-generational 4-H family.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Teeter provided the endowment funds for their scholarship.

Morgan Tyson, 18, daughter of Jeff and Sharon Tyson of Nashville, received the Gordon E. Sawyer 4-H Memorial Scholarship. A recent graduate of Southern Nash Senior High School, she attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she will study nursing. The Sawyer Scholarship is awarded in memory of long-time Camden County Extension Director Gordon Sawyer.

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