Andrew Poston wins Gore Scholarship
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Andrew Hayden Poston has won the Randall Gore Scholarship, presented by Gore’s family and Organ Lutheran Church.
Poston, son of Jeffery Dean Poston and Salena Miller Poston, will graduate from East Rowan High School.
The $500 scholarship will be used at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where Poston plans to major in history.
He is an Eagle Scout, was the baseball team statistician for four years, 2010 State 3A Baseball Champion, basketball team manager for four years, a volunteer at Faith Elementary School and the yearbook editor for two years.
Poston wrote on his application that he grew up hearing stories about Gore and his tragic death, and has been inspired by his legacy.
Poston is an East Rowan Diamond Sports umpire and works on the Rowan Museum Summer Camp staff.