The Carteret County Retired School Personnel Association honored four local students at their May membership luncheon in Morehead City.

The Carteret County Retired School Personnel Association is an organization of retired school personnel dedicated to providing retirement with dignity; promoting quality public education; advocating for human, civic and economic rights for all. 

One of its former members, Geraldine Mayo Beveridge, provided a bequest to establish the scholarship endowment to support students who wish to become teachers.  The Carteret Community Foundation administers the scholarship endowment for the Association.

New scholarships were awarded to: Sarah Head and Kelsea Munyan, and the Association renewed awards for Sara Heverly and Kristen Piner.

“Gerry Beveridge loved teaching, and she hoped these scholarships would  inspire young people to enter the profession,” said Pamela Janoskey, chair of the Carteret County Retired School Personnel scholarship committee.

 “We were very pleased to renew Sara Heverly and Kristen Piner’s awards, and the committee was very impressed by the grades and achievements of Sarah Head and Kelsea Munyan, who won this year.”

Sarah Head and Kelsea Munyan, both of Beaufort, are graduating from East Carteret High School.  Sara Heverly of Emerald Isle attends UNC Wilmington, and Kristen Piner of Atlantic Beach attends Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.  Both women are pursuing degrees in education.

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, managed a number of scholarship endowments benefiting local 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 or call foundation president Susan Sullivan at 252-240-0922.

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