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Seniors garner millions in scholarships

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Graduating seniors at the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools' two high schools have been offered a total of $1,621,071 in scholarship funds to attend college this fall.

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From staff reports

Friday, June 8, 2018

Graduating seniors at high schools across the region have earned millions of dollars in scholarship money for college next fall.

Among them is Andrew Garcia, a senior at Currituck County High School who earned the Carleton College Grant, a scholarship worth $222,520.

Forty-six of the Currituck High School seniors who’ll graduate tonight received scholarships or grants totaling $528,983 for the coming year. Their grants and awards that are renewable for the next four years had a total value of $989,604.

Sarah Conley was the Currituck senior receiving the next highest amount of scholarship money, a Virginia Wesleyan University Academic Scholarship worth $113,000. Marlee Walls received the UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Foundation Scholarship of $111,768 and Jessica Smith received a softball grant of $56,000 and Queens University Grant of $40,000 for a total of $96,000.

Two other seniors at Currituck High School tied for fifth place among scholarship winners. Collin Innes received a $68,000 Trustee Scholarship and an $8,000 Ignite Scholarship for a total of $76,000. Chase McLaughlin also earned $76,000 in scholarship money, including a $72,000 Virginia Wesleyan Academic Scholarship and a $4,000 Merit Scholarship.

In the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools, graduates of the district’s two high schools have been offered a total of $1,621,071 in scholarship funds thus far. Additional offers continue to come in, ECPPS officials noted.

Graduates of Northeastern High School have reported $1,378,790 in scholarship offerings and Pasquotank’s graduating class has reported $242,281 in scholarship offerings.

The top five scholarship recipients at Northeastern High School are Dallas Hall, who received a Hampton University Athletic Scholarship worth $156,000; J’Cori Shaw, who also garnered a Hampton University Athletic Scholarship worth $156,000; Mauri Carver, who received an athletic scholarship and academic scholarship totaling $138,000; David Kleinschuster, who earned a High Point University Academic Scholarship worth $116,000; and Faith Sershen, who received a Mid-Atlantic Christian Staff Dependent Scholarship and academic scholarship worth a total of $110,000.

At Pasquotank County High School the top five scholarship recipients are Shaquel Phifer, who received a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship worth $70,460; Michaela Worthington, who garnered an Alumni Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship and President’s Scholarship worth a total of $54,400; Kiana Banks, who received a Golden LEAF Scholarship, a Miles Clark Memorial Scholarship and the Dean’s Scholarship worth a total of $29,000; Warrez Spence, who received a Presidential Scholarship worth $28,000; and Tristan Gregory, who received a Creative Minds Scholarship, Christian Leadership and Character Scholarship worth a total of $25,000.

At Perquimans County High School, the top five scholarship recipients are Destiny Marie Evans, whose awards totaled $128,076; Tylar Workman, who garnered $104,080; Taylor MacKenzie Hollowell, who was awarded $81,408; McKenzie Twine, who received $57,388; and Charley Hines, who received $51,488.

In the Edenton-Chowan Schools, seniors at John A. Holmes High School received a total of $6,741,027 in scholarship offers. School district officials said they did not have information available on who the top recipients were. District officials also indicated they were not able to confirm whether scholarship offers made to students had been accepted.

The Camden County Schools reported four students who have received substantial scholarship offers.

Dat Tran, a senior at Camden County High School who will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has accepted multiple scholarships to cover the entire cost of attendance. Shalie Williams, a senior at Camden Early College High School who will be attending Barton College in Wilson, has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship as well as the Women’s Golf Scholarship.

Caliey Byrum, a senior at Camden High School who will be attending East Carolina University, has been awarded the People Helping People Scholarship. Emily Broyles, a senior at Camden High School, has been awarded the Appalachian State University Diversity Scholarship, which is a full scholarship.

Camden officials did not include scholarship dollar amounts.

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