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Nine receive education grants

Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently presented educational grants of $500 to nine 2011 high school graduates. The local chapter raises funds yearly for these grants through the Fashionetta Ball.
This year’s recipients are:
• Darrius Campbell, son of Sandra Sims Campbell and Douglas Campbell, a graduate of Salisbury High School, will attend N.C. A&T State University.
• Leland Chapman, son of Donna and Brian Rucker, a graduate of Jesse C. Carson High School, will attend Morehouse College.
• Torie Dixon, daughter of Deborah and Timothy Dixon, a graduate of Dixon’s Home School, will attend Catawba College.
• Kayla Ferguson, daughter of Janet and Steven Ferguson, will attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
• Christopher Hester, grandson of Jackie and Bennett Hester, a graduate of South Rowan High School, will attend Appalachian State University.
• Olivia Rankin, daughter of Stephanie and Christopher McNeil, a graduate of Salisbury High School, will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
• Kierra Perry, daughter of Alice and Vernon Perry, a graduate of West Rowan High School, will attend N.C. A&T State University.
• Tianca White, daughter of Tara and Tito White, a graduate of North Rowan High School, will attend Winston-Salem State University.
• Janoah Williams, daughter of Brenda and Eldridge Williams, a graduate of Salisbury High School, will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Recipients were introduced during the sorority’s Fashionetta Ball. Fonda W. Kirk is chapter president, and Lovetta Ealy Moore is scholarship committee chairwoman.

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