The Tyreic E. Hemphill Scholarship Foundation is hosting its first annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Emily K. Center at 2 p.m.
The banquet will honor the three students that received the scholarship to help them pay for college.
Tyreic Hemphill was a senior at Jordan High School before he died in two-car crash wreck last year on N.C. 55 near Riddle Road.
Tyreic Hemphill was an honor student, in the top 10 percent of his class. The youngest of two kids, he wanted to go to Howard University in Washington, D.C., study business and become an engineer. He wanted to start his own business and be his own boss someday.
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His parents created a scholarship in his name, raising $15,000, and in May gave $2,000 each to three graduating seniors. The rest of the money will go to three more students next year and the tradition will continue.
For more information call Doreen Fulton 919-317-1341 or Tyreichemphillfund@gmail.com.