Students receive ‘Granny Hill’ scholarship

Published 3:42 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Recipients of the “Granny Hill” Scholarship Fund were announced recently through Piney Point Golf Club.

The fund was established in 1995 in honor of the late Ruth Hill. She was an avid golfer her entire life, playing 75 holes on her 75th birthday. There was frost on the greens that day causing a delay, but that didn’t stop her from finishing her 75 holes.

Granny was able to play the game she loved past the age of 90.

The 6th hole at Piney Point was named after “Granny.”

Scholarship winners were:

Kyle VanHorn

• Kyle VanHorn, a senior at Gray Stone Day School. His aspirations in continuing his education beyond high school is to major in aerospace engineering.

His extra-curricular activities include Boy Scouts Troop 202 for the past seven years. He is close to earning the Eagle Scout award. Kyle is a member of the basketball team at Gray Stone as well as the golf team and the PGA Jr. team at Piney Point Golf Club. He also is the vice president of the Super Sparks 4-H club and is active in Quiz Bowl and Robotics at Gray Stone. Kyle also plays the piano.

He is the son of Tom and Renee VanHorn of Oakboro.

Emily Moss

• Emily Moss, a graduate of South Stanly High School who is now attending Stanly Community College to pursue an Associate in Science transfer degree. Through the dual-enrollment courses in high school, Emily earned enough credit hours to put towards her freshman year of college. She plans on attending Stanly Community College for one year and will transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree in public health. She plans on continuing her education to earn a master’s degree in epidemiology or public health to study and investigate causes and patterns for disease and injury.

Emily is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Norwood in which she has served in many church activities to help others in need. She was a member of the South Stanly golf team and is employed at the pool at Piney Point Golf Club.

Emily is the daughter of Stephen and Susan Moss of Norwood.

• Cooper Burgess, who recently graduated summa cum laude, with highest honors,

Cooper Burgess

in May at Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. He has decided to further his education pursuing a master’s degree in accounting with the aspiration of completing that program in June 2021.

Cooper also excels in golf, enjoys disc golf and hiking and was
involved towards the development of a college ministry through the ReGeneration Church. The college ministry is now a free-standing, accredited campus club in which he served a two-year term on the church executive team.

Cooper is the son of Steve and Susan Burgess of Oakboro.