Three students earn Park Scholarships
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on March 16, 2006 1:51 PM
Three students from Wayne County have been named recipients of Park Scholarships to North Carolina State University in the fall.
The Park Scholarships program is among America's most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarship programs. Each award, valued at $59,000, pays expenses for four years of study at N.C. State. It also includes a computer stipend and funds for academic enrichment activities.
Winners were selected from among 950 applicants. Selection was based on academic achievement, personal traits such as character, motivation, leadership potential, and commitment to the betterment of one's community.
Scholarships are renewable each year, based on academic achievement and personal conduct.
Kathryn Jane Westfall will graduate from Southern Wayne High School this spring. She is president of both the National Honor Society and student government and vice president of the science club. She also enjoys volleyball, swimming and softball. The daughter of Nancy Westfall of Goldsboro and Roy Westfall of Sugarland, Texas, Kathryn plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Thomas Clayton Williamson Jr., a student at Charles B. Aycock High School, is senior class secretary and vice president of the history club. The son of Clayton and Faye Williamson of Fremont, he has been a coach of a community league basketball team as well as a leader in his church. He plans to major in biology.
Theresa Renee Crowgey, daughter of James and Susan Crowgey of Goldsboro, will graduate this spring from the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. She is president of the Student Health Awareness Group, treasurer of the Advocates of Education, and volunteer coordinator for the Medical Careers Club.
She also runs cross country, volunteers at Wayne Memorial Hospital and serves as a residential life assistant for her residence hall. She plans to major in biology.
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