The Carteret Community Foundation honored 2011 scholarship recipients at a reception on June 6 at The History Place in Morehead City.  The Foundation administers a number of scholarship endowments that benefit local students.

“These young people represent some of the best and brightest minds in Carteret County,” said Susan Sullivan, Carteret Community Foundation board president.  “We hope that by supporting their education, that they will come back to make our county an even better place to live.”

“We are pleased that the Carteret Community Foundation can support our local donors who have made these scholarships possible.  Their generosity will assist students from kindergarten through college to receive the good educations they will need to be successful.”

          The following students received scholarships:

  • Sarah Head,  East Carteret High School – Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship
  • Sara Heverly, UNC Wilmington - Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship (renewal)
  • Kelsea Munyan,  East Carteret High School - Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship
  • Kristen Piner,  Meredith College - Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship (renewal)
  • Olivia Lewis, East Carteret High School – William E. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Rebekah Foley, West Carteret High School – V.J. “Puck” and Pearl O’Neal Scholarship
  • Lauren Smith, West Carteret High School – V.J. “Puck” and Pearl O’Neal Scholarship
  • Spencer Clark Lacy, Croatan High School – Joseph H. Tallman Scholarship in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and the Edward S. Dixon Scholarship

Sullivan noted that ten students also received grants from the Sarah Jane Newberry Scholarship fund to support their attendance at a local K5 -12 Christian school.

The Carteret Community Foundation was established in 1984, and it is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  The Carteret Community Foundation provides grants to local nonprofits, college scholarships to county students and offers professional advisors who can help individuals, families and nonprofit agencies establish an endowment or designated fund for specific charitable purposes.  For more information about the Carteret Community Foundation and its services, please visit www.carteretfoundation.org or call foundation president Susan Sullivan at 252-240-0922.

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