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Hairston Funeral Home awards six scholarships; 51 students applied

Hairston Funeral Home Inc., has awarded six scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014. There were a total of 51 applications reviewed during this first selection year.
Hairston Funeral Home considers scholarship applications from any potential graduating high school senior who will go to a college or university of their choice. This year’s recipients will be featured guests at the second annual Hairston Funeral Home Community Recognition Program to be held in April 2014.
The following students were selected to receive the first Hairston Funeral Home Scholarship for 2013:
• Ka’Rhea Nicole Camps, a graduating senior at West Rowan High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Marching Band Color Guard and the Honors Chorus. She attends Erwin Temple CME Church, where she is a member of the usher board and mass choir.
The daughter of William and Angela Camps, she will attend Forsyth Technical Community College.
• Blake William Cauble, a graduating senior at Jesse C. Carson High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Honor Society Dream Team and the Carson Leadership Team. He has received the Scholar Athlete Honor since ninth grade. He is also active in baseball, football, swimming and the jazz band.
He is a member of Shiloh Reformed Church, where he is a member of the youth group. The son of Chris and Kim Cauble, he will attend East Carolina University.
• Isaiah Stephon Cornelius, a graduating senior at South Rowan High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, SRHS Varsity Singers and has been a member of the N.C. High School Honors Chorus and the Mars Hill Chorale Clinic since 11th grade. He received an academic letter in ninth grade.
He is a member of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, where he is part of the youth missionaries, and is the Salisbury district president of the Varick International Christian Youth Council. The son of Adrain Y. Scott and Garry L. Cornelius Sr., he will attend Wingate University.
• Natalie Nicole Earls, a graduating senior at East Rowan High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, a Scholar Athlete, a member of the varsity women’s soccer team, a Junior Civitan, a Young Life volunteer at the Community Care Clinic, the Red Cross blood drives and the Special Olympics.
The daughter of Joseph and Robin Earls, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
• Stephanie Esosa Okonmah-Obazee, a graduating senior at Salisbury High School, is a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars, and has received numerous honors and awards since ninth grade. She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she is a weekly Sunday school assistant teacher and volunteers at the sporting and dinner events. The daughter of Dr. Isioma Okonmah, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
• Denzel Javon Price, a graduating senior at North Rowan High School, is a member of the National Honor Society; a Scholar Athlete of the Year and MVP player since ninth grade; and is a member of the Key Club, Junior Civitan and North Rowan Connection Youth Leadership Program.
He also attended Tar Heel Boys State. He is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where he is an usher and part of the culinary ministry. The son of Ruth Long, he will attend Winston-Salem State University.
For additional information about the Hairston Funeral Home Scholarship program, please contact Tommy H. Hairston, Velveeta Reid-Hairston, or Emma Hunter at 704-638-6464.
Hairston Funeral Home holds a free school supply program each August. Hairston is also available to provide internship placements for high school students who are interested in funeral service or who are working towards completion of a high school community service project.

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