Rotary presents $20K in scholarships to students


Staff Photo by Thomas J. Turney This year's Elizabeth City Rotary Club scholars include (l-r) Front - Maleka Bowser, Kaileen Krainiak, Sarah Brincefield, Niamh Massey, Natalie Davis, Anne Claire Foreman and Back - Jaycie Staples, Josh Fluharty, Lexi Pierce, Jasmine Roundtree and Maci Keaton.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

From staff reports

Eleven high school students from Camden and Pasquotank counties were awarded a total of $20,250 in scholarships this week from the Elizabeth City Rotary Club.

Jaycie Staples and Joshua Fluharty, both from Camden County High School, received the Elizabeth City Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in the 1930s and funded by Rotary club member contributions.

Niamh Massey and Jasmine Roundtree, both students at Pasquotank County High School, received the The Miles Clark Memorial Scholarship, established in 1966 with a gift from Clark's estate.

Sarah Brincefield from Camden County High School, and Natalie Davis, from Camden Early College High School, were awarded the Maude & Horace Reid Scholarships. In 1991, Pete Reid established a scholarship in the name of his parents by donating two pieces of land, which were then sold to the county.

Maci Keaton, Anne Claire Foreman and Maleka Bowser, all from Northeastern High School, received Thornton-Little Scholarships. In 1981, the families of Tim Thornton and George Little set up their scholarship fund in the wake of a tragic airplane crash, funding it with cash and shares of stock.

Lexi Pierce from Pasquotank County High School received the Houtz Scholarship created in 1968 by Jeanette Houtz Mast and H.B. Houtz from gifts of various stocks. They ashed that scholarships in their name be awarded to students who plan to major in music.

Kaileen Krainiak from Camden County High School was awarded the Rotary Vocational Scholarship. Since 2001, these scholarships have been funded with Rotary Club funds and given to students who plan to continue their education by studying a specific vocation.

Each recipient received $2,000 toward their higher education pursuits for all but one scholarship. The Rotary Vocational Scholarship was for $250. The Rotary club presented the scholarship winners Monday during a luncheon meeting at The Pines.