Education: Mowery scholarship, WCU recognition
Franklin Presbyterian Church has awarded the 2008 Malissa Fielder Mowery Memorial Scholarship to Matthew Christopher Sheets, a 2008 graduate of West Rowan High School.
The award is for $1,000. Sheets plans to attend Appalachian State University in Boone and study to become a high school physical education teacher and football coach.
At West Rowan, he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Young Life Campaigners, in which he was a banquet speaker and camp work crew member. He was a peer counselor for Students Against Drunk Drivers and lettered four years in varsity football and two years in baseball.
He volunteers at Rowan Helping Ministries and plays YMCA basketball and Junior Legion baseball.
At Franklin Presbyterian, he is a greeter, lay reader and usher and helps deliver Meals on Wheels. As a member of the youth group, he visited nursing homes and shut-ins as a caroler.
His parents are Tina and Joe Sheets of Salisbury.