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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 8, 2004 2:08 AM

Courtney Christian Smith, a North Carolina Academic Scholar and 2004 honor graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School, is the recipient of the University of San Diego's highest Trustee Scholarship, worth $48,000 to be spread over four years.

Ms. Smith will enter the University Honors Program this fall and plans to major in psychology.

She is the daughter of Michael and Susan Smith of Goldsboro.

Carmen Sauls participated in the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program held in July in Washington, D.C.

Miss Sauls joined 450 other high school juniors observing the America political process on Capitol Hill.

A student at Eastern Wayne High School, she was recently selected for membership in The National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes outstanding academic performance by high school students.

She is the daughter of Randy and Jewel Sauls of Goldsboro.

Angelina Louise Lugo, daughter of Michael and Sandi Lugo of Pikeville, is the recipient of both the Multicultural Fellows award and the North Carolina Teaching Fellows award for the 2004-2005 academic year at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The Multicultural Fellows Award is in recognition of academic ability, intellectual promise and leadership skills.

The Teaching Fellows Program, established by the N.C. General Assembly, is designated to encourage high school students to enter a teaching career. Each winner of the award receives the scholarship from the state for each of the four years in college, provided the recipient meets the program requirements. In addition, Meredith College also offers Teaching Fellows a program of financial assistance that provides grant money to help meet the cost of tuition, room and board.

David Lee Fowler Jr. has been awarded a $1,100 music scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A recent graduate of Spring Creek High School, he has been involved in band since he was in the sixth grade and received numerous awards, including the John Philip Sousa Award. He plans to pursue a career in music education.

Hannah Glover, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Wayne Christian School, participated in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 15. The National Spelling Bee was sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCSI). Hannah was one of 46 top spellers out of 15,000 spellers nationwide. To qualify for the National Spelling Bee, she participated in three other bees: A local grade-level spelling bee, the Eastern District Spelling Bee at Carter Christian School in Goldsboro, and the Southeastern United States Spelling Bee in Atlanta, Ga., where she placed fourth. She is the daughter of Sherill and Robin Glover of Goldsboro.

Christian Brook Peele of Goldsboro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Peele, is on the 2004 spring semester dean's list at Mary Baldwin College To qualify, Miss Peele earned a grade point average of 3.50-3.74 on a 4.0 scale.

Sallie Mitchell received the doctor of optometry degree during spring commencement exercises at Pennsylvania College of Optometry held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Mitchell of Goldsboro, she is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

She plans to practice in Goldsboro.

Stephanie Joyner has been awarded a Progress Energy Merit Scholarship.

Progress Energy awards the scholarships annually to qualifying college-bound children of company employees and retirees. The awards are worth $1,500 per year and are renewable annually for up to four years.

Miss Joyner is a graduate of Wayne Christian School and plans to attend North Carolina State University. She is the daughter of Bob and Susan Joyner.

Javon Williams of Goldsboro is a recipient of North Carolina Wesleyan College's Wesleyan Merit Award. The four-year academic scholars is awarded to first-time students based on high overall academic standing.

Mary Edythe Strickland, daughter of Donnie and Elizabeth Strickland of Goldsboro, is the recipient of the Meredith Honors Fellows Scholarship for the 2004-2005 academic year at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The academic scholarship is awarded to students for superior academic ability, scholastic and personal achievement and intellectual promise and is renewable for four years.

Shirlene Faye Baker, Elizabeth Harrell, Shivron Arnell Holland and Glenda Phillips Jernigan are among the Lifelong Education students named to the dean's list for the 2003-2004 academic year at Barton College in Wilson. These students achieved a grade point average of 3.30 from 18 semester hours of work during the course of three trimesters.

Wayne County 4-H club members Sean Waters and Racquelle Weaver attended the 4-H Electric Congress at UNC-Wilmington July 12-14. They were part of a delegation of 190 4-H'ers from 45 counties who won expenses-paid trips to the three day Congress for their 4-H electric project achievements. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H'ers. Since 1947, three power companies -- Progress Energy, Duke Power and Dominion North Carolina Power -- have sponsored the annual 4-H Electric Congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use.

Waters is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Waters of Goldsboro. Miss Weaver is the daughter of Stephanie Weaver of Goldsboro.

The following students of North Carolina Wesleyan College in Goldsboro made the President's Honor List. To be eligible for inclusion, a student must carry a minimum of 12 semester hours and attain a 3.75 grade point average with no grade below a "C" .

Valerie Alphin, Claude Archer, Patricia Atkinson, Christopher Bezio, Barry Bissette, Shari Bolden, Nichole Brown, Thomas Burke, Kelli Cochran, Beverly Deaver, Georgia Edwards, Claresa Esteppe, Debra Grady, Deborah Hill, Joseph Holmes II, Robin James, Rhonda Jones, Mia Jones, Eric Jones, Kevin Kelly, James Lewis, Andrew MacNeil, Jessica Masciave, Robin McCullough-Sutton, Tomekia McLamb Karina Miller, Brenda Padgett, Roberto Reyes, Travis Rich, Shirley Robinson, Cheryl Robinson, Christopher Scarboro, Crystal Scrufari, Sandra Simpson, Shelia Stephens, Natalie Strickland, Shalanda Stubbs, Tommy Tavares, Angela Touchet, Roger Vincent, Brian Welburn, Kristy Wellington, Theresa Williams, Dana Williams, Sondra Williams, Ricky Winters, and Kelli Witherington.

Students who made the President's List, with 3.25 grade point average and no grade below a "C", were:

Sherry Archibald, Amanda Atkinson, Vennie Baker, Christopher Basden, Bernadette Brown, Sheawanna Brown-Byrd, Malcolm Brunson, Frank Campbell, Travis Carter, Michelle Chambers, Hansi Chowdhry, Regina Clark, Kelly Davis, Annette Davis, Melva Daye, Diannia Dixon, Laura Dove, Amanda Eads, Antonia Evans, Gary Firestone, Nancy Freitag, Martha Geurin, Sandra Hardison, Patricia Holmes, Debra Hooks, Joseph Johnson, Heather Johnson, Thad Jones, Joyce Jones, George Joseph, Julie Knox, Lahoma McCardell, Rodney Miller, Wilesha Miller, Larry Monk, Lawanda Neal, Brenda Patrick, Clayton Rakey, Kenneth Raper, Demarcus Reid, Marcy Rouse, Lafreda Sawyer, Michael Seigel, Neil Shipman, Cassandra Siler, Jose Soto, Cynthia Urquhart, Trenecia Vaughn, Felicia Waters, Keith Wilkins, Keshia Woods, and Charis Cox.

Michael Harper of Goldsboro has been named recipient of the Wesleyan Merit Award by Wesleyan College's traditional day program. The award is a four-year academic scholarship awarded to first-time students based on high overall academic standing. The school is a four year liberal arts, Methodist-affiliated college located in Rocky Mount. There is also a satellite program in Goldsboro.

Cameron A. Taylor received a full academic scholarship, valued between $90,000 to $100,000, to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is one of two students in North Carolina to receive the honor. His parents are Terry and Karen Taylor of Mooresville. He is the grandson of James and Juanita Taylor, formerly of Goldsboro, and Frank Swinyer and Muriel D. Blanchard, formerly of Newton Grove.

Robin Lynne Varney of Goldsboro received a master of science degree in marine science on August 7 from the University of South Carolina.

Cara Grace Smith, daughter of Blanche "B" Smith of Goldsboro and the late Larry W. Smith, earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood education, from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. She has accepted a position as a second-grade teacher at Faith Christian Academy in Goldsboro.

Dave L. Dixon of Dudley received the Career Development Award form Campbell University's School of Pharmacy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dixon.

Kimberly C. McKinnell of Goldsboro received the Fred G. Hale Scholarship and the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship from Campbell University's School of Pharmacy. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent McKinnell.

David Massengill of Goldsboro is a recipient of North Carolina Wesleyan College's Transfer Award for the fall. The Wesleyan Transfer Award is a four-year academic scholarship awarded to first-time students based on high overall academic standing.