Students win scholarship
Brenna McQuay of Garner has been awarded the Dorothy Ledbetter Memorial Scholarship valued at $1,000 by the N.C. National Guard Association Educational Foundation. She has excelled academically, participated in various community and school activities, and will attend N.C. State University.
The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Montana Rose Dare, a senior at Garner Magnet High School. She is the daughter of Mike and Meg Dare. This scholarship was awarded for study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
ECU graduates and honor students
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A host of students with local ties graduated from East Carolina University during commencement ceremonies held earlier this month. Loca graduates include: Kelly Barbour, Courtney Bryant, Erica Coln, Ryan Giggey, John Heinzerling, Arlie Honeycutt, Lisa Hopkins, Michael Jordan, Davida Julien, Brittany Lambert, Audrey Liles, Clementina Oguejiofor, Jennifer Sinclair, Daniel Thaggard, Myesha Watters and Michael White.
The following local students were included on East Carolina University’s honors list: Michelle Ferland, Kelcie Gales and Casey Greer made the Chancellor’s list, which requires a grade point average of 4.0. Kaleigh Allen, Heather Benson, Olivia Day, Victoria Hudson, Yesenia Inclan, Angus Johnson, Nathan Kennett, Cheryl Mason, Patrick McIntosh, Margaret Moore, Nicholas Perry, Olivia Richmond and Kelsey Sutton made the Dean’s list, which requires a grade point average of 3.5. Christian Brownfield, Brieda Carter, Tiffany Corvino, Keith Dolman, Taylor Douglas, Kelsey Ennis, Hannah Hamlin, Sarah Hamlin, Taiyana Hill, Michael Jordan, Blaire Langdon, Michael Mason, Thomas Morris, Markus Mosley, Garrett Reinhard, Christian Sanchez, Jessica Shore, Jessica Short, Brittany Talbot, Brandon Tant and Christian Walker made the Honor Roll, which requires a grade point average of 3.0.
Johnston Community College graduates
Johnston Community College held a commencement ceremony for its graduates awarding nearly 600 associate degrees and diplomas to students. Local graduates include: Brandon Michael Batchelor, Lizbeth Benitez, Vanessa Benitez, Aubria Danielle Bolin, Michael John Cody, Winston Antonia Exum, Shirece Glenece Flowers, Danyelle Nicole Fontaine, Mary Elizabeth Forehand, Darby G. Gilchrist, Shannon Smith Hardy, Scarlett Hargis, Nora H. Harrison, Kimberly Lonnette Haynes, Jessica Hinkley, Cristina M. Isastia-Henriquez, Cheryl Ann Isley, Candice McKoy, Johnnie Maria Lane, Jose Antonio Lane, Sandra Kay Leclerc, Ashlyn Danielle Minor, Matthew Tyler Moreland, Patricia Hill Price, Jessica Lyn Strader, Shenika Ines Thorb, and Shyanne Sunshine Walton.