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 —

Rockingham County

Lorrie Norwood, 18, daughter of John and Nancy Norwood of Ruffin, received the North Central 4-H Horse Scholarship and the Jane K. Stuart 4-H Scholarship for the North Central District. A recent graduate of Rockingham County High School, she attends Rockingham Community College, where she will study science. Volunteers from the North Central District provide funding for the district horse scholarship.

Sarah Holmes, 18, daughter of Jeff and Kathryn Holmes of Ruffin, received the Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship and the Rachel Kirby Thomas and Dr. Frank Bancroft Thomas 4-H Foods and Nutrition Scholarship. A recent graduate of Rockingham County High School, she attends Davidson College, where she will study psychology. 

The Dr. Clarence Poe Scholarship is named for the former editor of Progressive Farmer. The Thomas Scholarship is named for former extension specialists Rachel Kirby Thomas and Dr. Frank Thomas. It is awarded to a student who has participated in foods and nutrition programs.

Jarrett Barts, 18, son of Jason and Dawn Barts of Reidsville, received the North Carolina 4-H Horse Scholarship. A recent graduate of Clover Garden School, he attends Appalachian State University, where he will study history. The State 4-H Horse Council provides the funding for the state horse scholarship.

Rutherford County

Todd Elliott, 20, son of Doug Elliott and Yanna Fishman of Union Mills, received the L. R. Harrill 4-H Scholarship. He attends Warren Wilson College, where he studies environmental studies. The L. R. Harrill Scholarship is named for North Carolina’s first state 4-H leader. It is renewable for up to three additional years.

Stanly County

Catherine J. Harward, 18, daughter of Marcus and Patty Harward of Richfield, received the Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship. She will attend N.C. State University to major in animal science. The Rudolph Carl Ellis 4-H Scholarship is made possible by an endowment named for Ellis by his daughter, Dr. Sharon Ellis.

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