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St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church awards scholarships

SALISBURY — St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has awarded 19 scholarships for 2017-18.

All college scholarships are $500 per semester, or $1,000 for the year, and vocational/technical college scholarships are $250 per semester, or $500 for the year. The total scholarships awarded for 2017-18 is $16,000.

Recipients are:

• Alexander Calloway Askew, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a sophomore at Western Carolina University this fall. He plans to major in natural resource conservation management soil and water. His parents are Paula and David Askew of Gold Hill. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Justin Eugene Allen, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a senior at Western Carolina University this fall. He is majoring in finance. His parents are Lorrie and Bob Allen of Salisbury. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Faith Reanna Blume, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a sophomore at Appalachian State University this fall. She is a member of the biology and rock climbing clubs and sustainable development. She plans to major in EEE biology. Her parents are Anne and Kevin Blume of Gold Hill. She will receive a new $1,000 scholarship.

• Walker Owen Fortson, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a junior at Davidson County Community College this fall. He plans to major in business administration. His parents are Drema and Dean Fortson of Salisbury. He will receive a $500 renewal.

• Grant McKinley Hoffner, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a junior at Western Carolina University this fall. He participates in rugby and is a Dean’s List student. He plans to major in criminal justice. His parents are Melissa and Randy Hoffner of Salisbury. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Holden Alexander Ingold, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a senior at Appalachian State University this fall. He is a member of the Student Builders Association and is active in Habitat for Humanity in Boone. He is majoring n building sciences and construction management. His parents are Julie and Gray Ingold of Salisbury. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Annie Lee Justus, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a senior at Appalachian State University this fall. She is a member of Sigma Kappa, a Dean’s List student and works at the Appalachian State Call Center. She is majoring in child development with a focus in child life. Her parents are Frances and Barry Justus of Salisbury. She will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Jackson Ross Justus, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a sophomore at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College this fall. He was a member of the baseball team at Lenoir-Rhyne during 2016-17. He is undecided on a major field of study. His parents are Frances and Barry Justus of Salisbury. He will receive a $500 renewal.

• Timothy Dalton Ludwick, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte this fall. He is majoring in geology and is a member of the geology club at the university. His parents are Linda and Michael Ludwick of Richfield. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Anna Y. Lyerly, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a junior at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College this fall. She plans to get an associate’s degree in arts. Her parents are Ada Lyerly of Salisbury and Bobby Lyerly. She will receive a $500 renewal.

• Heather Nicole Lyerly, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a sophomore at Rowan-County Community College this fall. She plans to major in nursing. Her parents are Ada Lyerly of Salisbury and Bobby Lyerly. She will receive a $500 renewal.

• Jordan Alexandria McCall, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will enter Western Carolina University as a freshman this fall. At East Rowan, she was a member of the Student Leadership Team, the Student Council, the Civitan Club, the Future Business Leaders of American and the National Honor Society. Jordan played basketball and volleyball. She plans to major in health and physical education. Her parents are Barry and Lee McCall of Granite Quarry. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

• Michaela Domicia Patterson, a graduate of Gray Stone Day School, will enter Catawba College as a freshman this fall. At Gray Stone, she was a member of the National Honor Society and a McCorkle Scholar. She was a mock trial lawyer and received the AP Scholars Award. Michaela plans to major in biology. Her mother is Carol Patterson of Salisbury. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

• Amy Payton Rawson, a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, will enter the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, as a freshman this fall. At Mount Pleasant, she was a member of the Student Council, Beta Club and AWSUM Club. Payton plans to major in civil engineering. Her parents are Lisa and Bob Rawson of Gold Hill. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

• Ashton Marie Rogers, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a junior at Catawba College this fall. She is a member of Del Phi, ACS and NSLS. She plans to major in biology and chemistry. Her parents are Kim and Greyland Rogers of Salisbury. She will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Evan William Rogers, a graduate of East Rowan High school, will be a senior at North Carolina State University this fall. He is a Goodnight Scholar, participates in the CRU Campus Ministries and the NCSU Honors Program and is on the Dean’s List. He is a double major in human biology and history. His parents are Lynn and Kendal Rogers of Salisbury. He will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Taylor Nicole Rogers, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be junior at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College this fall. She is on the President’s List and is majoring in occupational therapy assisting. Her parents are Kim and Trip Rogers of Salisbury. She will receive a $500 renewal.

• Sydney Lauren Trexler, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. She is a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and Sigma Alpha Lambda and participates in campus fundraisers. She plans to major in business and health management. Her parents are Corey and Tanya Trexler of Salisbury. She will receive a $1,000 renewal.

• Elizabeth Williams, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a junior at Pfeiffer University this fall. She plans to major in business management with concentrations in finance and human resources. Her parents are Dennis and Kelly Williams of Salisbury. She will receive a $1,000 renewal.

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