Southern Wayne senior Ryan Norton is one of six Wayne County Public Schools selected as an Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholar for 2021.
The Robinsons established the fund 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 also must have some financial need.
Norton plans to attend NC State and study agriculture. He received a $2,000 scholarship.
“It is always rewarding to see our high school students who have successfully completed CTE courses earn scholarships to actively pursue higher education and careers in those same areas,” said Beverly Boltinhouse, career and technical education (CTE) director.
“Wayne County Public Schools is very appreciative of the Robinson family for their commitment to support graduating seniors annually in their professional aspirations through this trust fund.”
Also receiving scholarships were Sydney Bell (Eastern Wayne), Carly Hooks (Eastern Wayne), Caroline Smith (Eastern Wayne), Kayley Merritt (Rosewood) and Xavier Lucas (Wayne School of Engineering). Each intends to enter either the medical or biology field at four different state universities.
A total of $11,000 was awarded to the six students.
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 $32,000 in new and renewable aid will be distributed to students including 10 WCPS alumni.