Eagle Scouts receive Pope scholarships

From Staff ReportsJune 15, 2014 

Four seniors in the state were named Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholars by The John William Pope Foundation and Boy Scouts of America’s Occoneechee Council.

The seniors were awarded scholarships valued at $20,000 apiece.

The Pope Foundation funds two scholarships.

The Boy Scouts of America’s Occoneechee Council funds the remaining two.

The Occoneechee Council, the largest scouting council in North Carolina, serves 20,000 youths in 12 counties, including Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

The mission of the Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholarships are to further the course of study for Eagle Scouts who want to become leaders in the free-enterprise system.

Since the first class of scholars in 2001, the Pope foundation has invested more than $1 million in its scholars.

The scholars include:

• Ben Cox, 18, who graduated from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, plans to attend N.C. State University.

• Evan Fritsch, 18, who graduated from St. David’s School in Raleigh, plans to attend Belmont University.

• Michael Russell, 18, who graduated from Lee County High School in Sanford, plans to attend Clemson University.

• Austin Story, 18, who graduated from Broughton High in Raleigh, plans to attend University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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