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St. John’s Lutheran Church has awarded $14,000 in scholarships to local students. The awards were given on Graduation Sunday, June 5, during the 11 a.m. worship service. The following students were recognized as scholarship recipients:
• The Bryan Scott Smith Scholarship has been awarded to Leland Chapman. Leland will attend Morehouse College, and is the son of Donna Rucker.
• The Dorothy Click Fesperman Scholarships have been awarded to Robert Beaver, Alex Britt, Julie Carr, Wes McNeely, Steven Page, Lauren Parrott, Molly Robinson, Sarah Shirley, Will Stokes, Aaron White and Lewis Young.
Robert, who will attend Western Carolina University, is the son of Trip and Carol Beaver. Julie is a student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and attends St. John’s with her husband, David. Alex, a student at Carson Newman University, is the son of Larry and Jane Britt. Wes, a student at N.C. State University, is the son of Chris and Carol McNeely. Steven, who will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the son of Tommy and Mary Willis Page.
Lauren, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will enter graduate school in the spring of 2012. She is the daughter of Jake and Carole Parrott of Salisbury and Helen Mason of Huntersville. Molly, a student at East Carolina University, is the daughter of Scott and Kim Robinson. Sarah, a student at Radford University, is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Shirley. Will, a student at Wingate University, is the son of Glenn and Amy Stokes. Aaron, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the son of Ben and Eva White. Lewis, who will attend Roanoke College, is the son of Michael and Diane Young.
• The Emily May Brown Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Daniel Waggoner. Daniel, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the son of Dan and Janet Waggoner.
• The Thomas E. Gilbert and Viola H. Bailey Scholarships have been awarded to Mary Beth Stanley and Alex Yarborough. Mary Beth, who will attend East Carolina University, is the daughter of Michael and Leanne Stanley. Alex, a student at Wingate University, is the daughter of Cammie Yarborough.
• The Hugh B. Lyerly Scholarship has been awarded to Rebecca Waggoner. Rebecca, who will attend N.C. State University, is the daughter of Dan and Janet Waggoner.
• The Scott Rierson Scholarship has been awarded to Tom Beaver. Tom, a student at Western Carolina University, is the son of Tripp and Carol Beaver.
• The Bruce Alden Ketner Jr. Scholarships have been awarded to Madelin Contreras and Christian Terry. Madelin is a student at Catawba College and the daughter of Amilcar Contreras. Christian, who will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is the son of Glenn and Rebecca Terry.
• The Carl Edgar and Edna Cauble Leazer Church Music Scholarship has been awarded to Stephanie Goodman. Stephanie, a student at Wingate University, is the daughter of Karen and Jay Goodman.
• The Margaret Cline and Ernest Crawford Safrit Sr. Scholarships have been awarded to Carly Opel and Julie Tonnesen. Carly will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is the daughter of Joseph and Jennifer Opel. Julie, a student at Elon University, is the daughter of Phil and Debbie Tonnesen.
The Rev. D. Rhodes Woolly is senior pastor of St. John’s, and the Rev. Jan Huntley is pastor for discipleship and outreach. Sandra Sullivan is scholarship committee chair.

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