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Scholarship awarded

Eric Michael Banks, a student at East Garner Magnet Middle School in Garner, is a recipient of the Victor E. Bell Jr. Scholarship awarded by the College Foundation Inc.

Eric is one of 10 North Carolina seventh-graders to receive the scholarship, designed to encourage students with high potential to aspire to a college education. Winners receive $2,000 per year from middle school through the fourth year of college at a North Carolina higher education institution for a maximum award of $20,000