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Sorority awards education grants

Alpha Kappa Alpha

SALISBURY — The Salisbury chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority annually awards education grants to high school seniors to assist them as they transition from high school to college.

This year’s recipients are:

• Kelli Dollard, daughter of Trushun Lyles and Kelly Dollard. She graduated from North Rowan High School and plans to attend Pfeiffer University and major in nursing.

• Jalen Kemp, son of Wendell and Malinda Kemp. He graduated from West Rowan High School and plans to attend North Carolina A&T State University and major in computer science.

• Meliya Parker, daughter of Melissa Parker. She graduated from North Rowan High School and plans to attend N.C. A&T State and major in biology.

• Briana Richmond, daughter of Walillian White. She graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend N.C. A&T State and major in nursing.

• Joshua Ruggs, son of Karen Brown. He graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend Western Carolina University and major in computer science.

• Amaadie Smyre, son of Olympia Smyre. He graduated from North Rowan High School and plans to attend UNC-Asheville and major in computer science and music education.

• Taylor Wiggins, daughter of Morris Wiggins Jr. She graduated from Carson High School and plans to attend Wake Forest University and major in molecular and cellular biology.

• Keirra Wilson, daughter of Kevin Wilson and the late Prudence Wilson. She graduated from North Rowan High School and plans to attend UNC-Greensboro and major in biology.

Since its chartering in 1947, the chapter has awarded more than $150,000 in education grants to high school seniors in Rowan and Davie counties as they pursue a higher education.

Thomasine Keaton-El is the chapter’s scholarship chairwoman, Lillian Morgan is program chairwoman and Sh’Myra Moore is president.

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