Business Alliance gives 5 Johnston Scholarships
Business Alliance gives five Johnston Scholarships Five winners of $ 1,000 educational scholarships have been announced by the Rowan Business Alliance Foundation.
They are Allie Wagner, Cameron Brown, Lauren Cress, Lydia Adkins and Mackenzie Heglar.
Named in memory of Julian C. Johnston, executive director of the alliance for 25 years, these scholarships have been awarded annually since 1996.
Applicants submit written applications which are scored by an RBA Educational Activities Committee to determine finalists. Finalists are then interviewed personally by members of the RBA Board of Directors and community leaders. Emphasis is put on the quality of the schedule, character and overall participation in school and community volunteer work.
Wagner, a Salisbury High School graduate, ranked fourth in her class of 167. She plans to major in nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her parents are James and Suzanne Burgess.
Brown ranked second in his East Rowan High School class of 295. He plans to major in nuclear or chemical engineering at N.C. State University. His parents are Scott and Bonnie Brown.
Cress ranked ninth among the 2008 East Rowan graduates. She plans to major in pharmacy or biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her parents are Teresa and Kim Cress.
Adkins, another East Rowan graduate, ranked 40th in this year’s class. She plans to attend Campbell University and become a high school educator. Her parents are Michael and Cynthia Adkins.
Heglar ranked third in her class of 273 at West Rowan High School. She plans to major in archaeology at Davidson College. Her parents are Dwayne and Annie Heglar.
Kimberly Wilson, a graduate of South Rowan High School, has been awarded a Wingate University Academic Merit Scholarship.
The scholarship has a four-year value of $30,000, or $7,500 per academic year. It is awarded to students who reflect Wingate’s academic and community values.
Her parents are Jon and Elonda Wilson of Landis.
Girls State delegate
The Faith American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 is sponsoring Shaina Kay Mortenson as a delegate to the 69th session of Tar Heel Girls State June 15-21 at Catawba College.
Mortenson, a rising senior at Carson High School, is an honor roll student and member of the French Club, National Honor Society, Junior Civitans, cross country and track teams. She is also a member of the Calvary Bible Church youth group.
Her parents are Dale and Jennifer Mortenson of Salisbury.