06/27/04 — TriCounty presents scholarships

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TriCounty presents scholarships

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 27, 2004 2:02 AM

Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. employees have presented 35 local high school seniors with scholarships totaling $17,000.

The Tri-County Employee-Funded Scholarship Program began in the fall of 2000. Employees began selling cookbooks, which were originally published to be distributed for the 60th anniversary of the cooperative.

Since that time, the employees have sold over 9,700 books with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Additional funds have been raised through the sale of candy in the corporate headquarters and a drawing for a Honda generator.

"The scholarships were distributed in 2001," said Michael Davis, general manager of Tri-County. "Since that time 102 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $45,250. Our employees deserve all the credit for these scholarships."

The 2004 scholarship recipients are as follows and includes the college they plan to attend:

*Charles B. Aycock High School -- Mindy Glover, daughter of David and Becky Glover of Pikeville - East Carolina University; Summer Pittman, daughter of Gregory and Wendy Pittman of Fremont - Barton College; Christine Stanford, daughter of Phillip and Carolyn Stanford of Goldsboro - UNC-Wilmington; Jennifer Williamson, daughter of Thomas and Alice Williamson - Duke University.

*Eastern Wayne High School -- Yvonne Smith, daughter of Durwood and Becky Smith of Goldsboro - Wayne Community College.

*Rosewood High School -- Kerry Garner, daughter of Wesley and Adrienne Garner of Goldsboro - East Carolina University; Matthew Mitchell, son of Andy and Cyndi Mitchell of Goldsboro - Mount Olive College; Heather Reason, daughter of Jerry and Pamela Reason of Goldsboro - Johnston Community College; Michael B. Spriggs, son of Fulton and Vickie Spriggs of Goldsboro - Wayne Community College; Lee T. Waters, son of Ronald and Paula Waters of Goldsboro - East Carolina University.

*Southern Wayne High School -- Jessica Beaman, daughter of Larry and Pamela Beaman of Mount Olive - East Carolina University; Nathan Fail, son of Jerome and Debra Fail of Mount Olive - North Carolina State University; Ashley Hines, daughter of David and Teresa Hines of Mount Olive - Campbell University; Erin Marie Kelley, daughter of Jim and Marie Kelley of Mount Olive - UNC-Chapel Hill; Larry Adam Martin, son of Larry and Sandra Martin of Goldsboro - North Carolina State; Mark Stevens, son of Jerry and Joyce Stevens of Goldsboro - Wayne Community College; Sterling J. Tadlock, son of James and Rita Tadlock of Goldsboro - Duke University.

*Spring Creek High School -- Gary Patterson, son of Gary and Phyllis Patterson of Goldsboro - undecided; Graham (Grey) Harris Wilson, son of Mike and Melody Wilson of Goldsboro - UNC-Wilmington.

*East Duplin High School -- Jennifer Aldridge, daughter of Brian and Kathy Aldridge of Beulaville - UNC-Chapel Hill; Chancie Brook Batchelor, daughter of Timothy and Mary Batchelor of Beulaville - Coastal Carolina Community College; Tera Futrell, daughter of Terry and Shelia Futrell of Pink Hill - Lenoir Community College; Megan L. Howard, daughter of Dennis and Debbie Howard of Deep Run - James Sprunt Community College; Heather Kennedy, daughter of Jame sand Tina Kennedy of Beulaville - North Carolina State; Lindsay Delores King, daughter of James and Pam King - North Carolina State University; Brandy Padgett, daughter of Braxton and Brenda Padgett of Mount Olive - James Sprunt Community College; Bradley Kyle Pierson, son of Douglas and Marsha Pierson of Chinquapin - North Carolina State.

*North Duplin High School -- Joshua James Bell, son of Timothy and Melinda Bell of Mount Olive - North Carolina State; Phillip Lampron, son of Allen Lampron and Phyllis Tucker of Mount Olive - UNC-Wilmington; S. Nicholas Outlaw, son of Stanley and Connie Outlaw of Mount Olive - East Carolina; Lindsay Price, daughter of Susan Price of Mount Olive - Mount Olive College.

*North Lenoir High School -- Jessica Farmer, daughter of Ray and Pamela of La Grange - East Carolina University; Gerald W. Floyd, son of Gerald and Donna Floyd of Kinston - North Carolina State; William J. Kirk, son of William and Robin Kirk of Kinston - UNC-Chapel Hill; Susan D. Pope, daughter of Dennis and Susan Pope of Kinston - N.C. Wesleyan College.

*South Lenoir High School -- Stephanie Cannon, daughter of Richard and Della Cannon of Pink Hill - Mount Olive College; Dusty Murphy , son of Lewis and Ellen Murphy of Pink Hill - Lenoir Community College; Mark Tyndall, son of Louis and Kay Tyndall of Pink Hill - Southern Virginia University.