05/17/13 — Students chosen for Robinson trust fund scholarship

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Students chosen for Robinson trust fund scholarship

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 17, 2013 1:46 PM

Five graduating seniors from Wayne County Public Schools have been named recipients of Emmet and Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships.

The trust fund, set up by the couple to recognize students in the district, awards financial aid to those who plan to pursue studies in the areas of medicine, nursing, agriculture or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches.

The scholarships are renewable each year based on academic standing and continuation into the declared major field of study.

This year's recipients are the following:

* From Charles B. Aycock High School -- Sydney Langley, a $2,500 award to major in nursing at UNC-Wilmington

* From Southern Wayne High School -- Katie Edwards, a $2,500 scholarship to study agriculture at Mount Olive College, and Cierra Moody, a $4,000 award to study medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.

* From Spring Creek High School -- Tara Davis and Paola Ponce, $2,500 each. Miss Davis plans to study medicine at East Carolina University and Miss Ponce will enter the nursing program at Wayne Community College.

Officials expressed gratitude for the annual scholarships handed out to deserving students.

"As educators, it is rewarding to see students who work hard in school be able to earn scholarships and awards to continue their education after graduation," said Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction. "Our district is very appreciative of the Robinson family for their dedication to education and for their efforts in supporting our graduates in their college aspirations."