Southern Wayne grad Bunch among scholarship recipients

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GOLDSBORO - Recent Southern Wayne graduate Kylie Bunch is one of six Wayne County Public Schools getting some extra support to attend college in the fall thanks to the Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholarship Program.

Bunch received $3,000 to go toward her studies in agriculture at NC State.

The trust fund was set up by Emmet and Mary Robinson to award scholarships to students who attend a WCPS high school. The recipients must intend to continue their education in the fields of medicine, nursing, agriculture or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches. 

They must also have some financial need.

Aliyah Davis, a 2019 graduate of Eastern Wayne, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to continue her studies in medicine at Campbell University.

"It is always rewarding to see high school students successfully complete CTE courses and then receive financial support to actively pursue higher education and careers in those same areas," said Beverly Boltinhouse, career and technical education director. 

"I am especially thankful for this opportunity as our committee met virtually so this scholarship could be offered to our graduating seniors."

The Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships are renewable each year based on satisfactory academic standing and maintenance of the declared major field of study. 

This fall, more than $16,000 in new and renewable aid will be distributed. In addition to this year's recipients, past recipients will receive renewable support to assist them in their studies at Wayne Community College, East Carolina University, NC State, University of North Carolina and UNC Greensboro.

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