Grace Lutheran Church awards scholarships

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013

High school and college graduates were recognized on June 2 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Five high school graduates were awarded Grace Lutheran Scholarships valued at $1,000 each. The criteria for this scholarship is: member of Grace Lutheran Church, first year college student, participation in the worship, fellowship and programs of the congregation and tuition expense. This scholarship grows through member donations and fundraisers.
The applicant’s servant profile included: worship service assistant, hand bell choir, instrumental accompanist, participation in youth group (LYNC), some served as co-presidents, youth retreat planning, participants on Mission trips and the 2012 National Youth Convention, directing children and youth productions and organizing and conducting fundraisers. Many young people serve on church committees. They visited shut-ins, helped in the nursery, served homeless shelter residents, assisted in vacation Bible school and volunteered at church workdays
Recipients are:

Jesse Carson High School graduates — Aimee Cloninger, daughter of Pastor Jerome and Kim Cloninger, who will attend Catawba Valley Community College majoring in early childhood education. Aimee will continue her volleyball career at CVCC.
Jacob Fink, son of Dwayne and Catherine Fink, who will attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville, majoring in engineering (mechatronics).
Cody Mullis, son of Tricia Mullis and grandson of Perry and Barbara Upright, who will attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College studying graphic arts and imagining technology.
West Rowan High School graduates — Adam Benson, son of Scotty and Bonnie Benson, who will attend Nashville Auto Diesel College, Nashville, Tenn., to become a diesel technician.
Sarah Sloop, daughter of S. Tim and Mary Sloop, who will attend Western Carolina University majoring in forensic science.