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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 8, 2005 2:06 AM

Christian Brookx Peele was 13 years old when she enrolled at Mary Baldwin College. The 17-year-old will graduate this month and has been accepted to the Master of Divinity degree program at Duke University in Durham.

She received a Duke Scholarship for $13,880, which covers the full cost of tuition for the 2005-2006 academic year.

During the spring award's ceremony at Mary Baldwin, Miss Peele was given the Honor & Integrity Award "for upholding the values of honor and integrity at Mary Baldwin College " and the Charlotte Forten Grimke Award, "in honor of her exemplary dedication to the Liberal Arts, her distinguished academic record and her commitment to and support of the value of diversity."

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Peele of Goldsboro.

Leona Boykin is the recipient of a Transfer Incentive Award at Barton College. The renewable scholarship is based on academic achievement. It will cover $1,000 of tuition for the first year.

Miss Boykin is the daughter of Nelson and Lisa Boykin of Dudley. She will enter Barton College in the fall to major in nursing.

Jamal Irving, a senior at Eastern Wayne High School, has been awarded one of only 10 North Carolina Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarship to study a textile degree program at North Carolina State University. The Centennial scholarship is the largest college-based scholarship offered at N.C. State University and is valued at nearly $48,000.

Irving is president of the National Honor Society and the Science Club. He serves as historian for the F.C.C.L.A. and is a member of the Key Club. He serves as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, Adopt-A-Highway and the Boys and Girls Club.

Emily Thronson, a senior at Rosewood High School, has been awarded athletic and academic scholarships to attend Catawba College.

She received the Women's Cross-Coun-try Scholar-ship for $1,500 and a Catawba Scholar award for $6,500.

In April, she signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Catawba.

She is the daughter of Jeff and LaDonna Thronson.

Morgan Lane, a student at Charles B. Aycock High School, has been selected to attend Lead-America's 2005 Congres-sional Student Leadership Conference in New York. Exceptional high school students who have a record of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement are invited to participate. The students choose from several academic areas including government and politics, engineering, science, business and medicine, and interact with leaders in that field of study.

The young people learn and develop skills in leadership, communication, conflict resolution and time management.

Jay St. Amant was named outstanding psychology student of the year during recent awards ceremonies at the school. The junior psychology major resides in Goldsboro with his wife, Amy.

Lakela Atkinson and Constance Birden were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at North Carolina Central University. Phi Eta Sigma is for students that earn grade point averages of 3.5 or above during at least one semester of their freshman year, and is one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies for freshmen. Both students are graduates of Goldsboro High School.

John Maxwell Pike Jr., a sophomore at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has earned dean's list status for the recently ended winter term. To qualify, Pike had to earn a term grade average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Pike of Goldsboro.

Eric Jorgensen, son of Eric and Beth Jorgensen of Goldsboro, was selected from over 1,700 students worldwide to attend the United States Air Force Academy's Summer Seminar program for 2005. Selection is extremely competitive with only the top students being offered a slot in this prestigious program. For selection criteria, the Academy uses a total person concept that is based on a student's academic achievement, athletic abilities, leadership skills and desire to pursue a career in the Air Force. The Summer Seminar program gives high school students the opportunity to experience the environment of the Air Force Academy and is one of the Academy's top recruiting programs.

Leona Boykin of Goldsboro is the recipient of a Transfer Incentive Award at Barton College. The renewable scholarship will cover $1,000 of tuition for the year. Miss Boykin is the daughter of Nelson and Lisa Boykin of Dudley. She will enter Barton College in the fall semester and plans to major in nursing. The Transfer Incentive Award is given to transfer students who have high academic ability and at least a 2.50 grade point average.

J.P. Cummins, a Rosewood High School sophomore, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference State Leadership Workshop-North Carolina. This year, approximately 8,000 gifted high school students from across the United States and from 45 countries around the world will attend the leadership workshops.

Michael Brandon Robbins, a senior English major at Mount Olive College has been selected to appear in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." He is the son of Darlene Robbins.

Shirlene Faye Baker, Ashley Lois Hill and Shannon Lee Preston of Goldsboro are among 67 Barton College upperclassmen who will be listed in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." Students are nominated by Barton faculty based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.