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Five students receive Robinson scholarships

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 30, 2012 1:46 PM

Five Wayne County Public Schools high school seniors have been awarded scholarships to continue their education in the fields of medicine, nursing, agriculture or the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches.

The Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships are renewable each year based on academic standing and maintenance in the declared major field of study.

Total amount of the scholarships is $14,500 a year.

Emily Spengler of Eastern Wayne High School plans to pursue studies in the area of medicine at University of Georgia. Her scholarship was for $4,000.

Christopher Newsome, also of Eastern Wayne, received a $3,500 scholarship to study medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Paulina Lee of Charles B. Aycock High School received a $2,500 award to attend UNC-CH and study medicine.

Bridget Cisneros of Rosewood High School plans to study nursing at UNC-Wilmington. Her scholarship is for $2,500.

Sara Boltinhouse of Spring Creek High School, received a $2,000 scholarship. She intends to study medicine at Campbell University.

"Our district is very appreciative of the Robinson family for their desire to assist graduates in their aspirations to be successful in one of the designated areas. As educators it is always rewarding to see students who work hard in school be able to earn scholarships and awards to further their education," said Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction.