ECSU student claims rural America scholarship

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The ECPC Senior Center Choir performed for the "Christmas in July" celebration at the Edenton Steamers home game at Hicks Field on July 27. Members at the event include: (front, l-r) Bobby Jones, Sarah Wiggins, Margaret Lilly, Pat McKeever, Dean Strain and Rosa Lee Overton; (back row) Pearl Smith, Linda Franklin, Vivian Hobbs, Barbara Basnight, Thelma Boone, Henrietta Thornton and James Robertson.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Daja Brown, of Roper, who will be attending Elizabeth City State University this fall to study psychology, has been named the winner of the Carrot-Top Industries, Inc., annual Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America .

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to Brown who was chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants who met the qualifying criteria of rural and low-income high school seniors, college students, or adult learners planning to enroll in an accredited college program during the 2018-2019 academic year.

“Receiving this scholarship is a great honor to me. It eliminates yet another obstacle that may hinder my future and makes my time at Elizabeth City State easier and brings my goals just that much closer to becoming a reality," said Brown.

2018 is the first year Carrot-Top Industries has awarded the Beacon® Scholarship to rural, low-income students residing in the United States. Following the fall 2018 award, the scholarship will be reinstated as a biannual award, with awards for both fall and spring academic semesters.

“The Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America celebrates patriotism and American ideals like equal opportunity and hard work. It is our way of acknowledging the hard work and determination that lives in ALL of us, including the under-served in our country," said Liz Morris, Marketing Manager/Co-Owner at Carrot-Top Industries.

Senior Center Choir performs at Steamers game 

The ECPC Senior Center Choir on July 27 had the honor of the opening act performance for the "Christmas in July" celebration at the Edenton Steamers home game at Hicks Field, directed by assistant coordinator Sandra Gibson.

The Senior Center Choir often travels performing within the community and other events.

Morrisette, Lane named top Long/Foster agents

Debbie Morrisette and Janet Lane were named the top agents for the month of July at Long and Foster real estate agency.

Company executives Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon made the announcement.

Morrisette, who was named Sales Agent of the Month, is a native of the Albemarle area. She began her real estate career in 2004 and has received many awards for her real estate achievements. She has earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, GREEN designation, SRF, ResMil and the GRI designations. Debbie has earned Top Producer for Long & Foster Elizabeth City office for 7 consecutive years – 2011 thru 2017. 

Lane, who was named Listing Agent of the Month, is a native of Elizabeth City and has been in real estate for over 12 years. She employs the latest internet marketing tools to work with her clients.  

Area residents make Chowan University academic lists

Several students from the Albemarle area were named to Chowan College’s spring academic achievement lists.

Among them:

President’s List: Cayla Nicole Smith of Edenton, LaTavia ShaTora Riddick of Edenton, Shernita Denise Norman of Elizabeth City, Noah McMullan Cartwright of Elizabeth City

Dean’s List: Haley Marie Cooper of Hertford, Tah-Vae Paulette Joseph-Burton of Elizabeth City.