2012 North Carolina Seafood Festival Scholarship winners, picture Rebecca “Jade” Smith, Samuel Hopkins, Kelly Dickerson and Kendal Riggs (listed from left to right). Not pictured, Emily Farrington Board members in photo: Julie Glanzer, Patrick Connelly and Jonathan Roberts, not in photo Taylor Brothers (Board Member)
Five deserving Carteret Country High School seniors won the North Carolina Seafood Festival $1,000 Scholarship presented May 22nd.
Scholarships were awarded to students of families employed in the fishing industry or for students pursuing an education in the Marine Science Field or Tourism Field. Scholars must be a full-time resident of Carteret County and have been for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the awarding of this scholarship. In order to extend the arms of the scholarship to more students, this year the Board added 20 hours of civic volunteer work that could be completed by the scholars. Most importantly, students
should exhibit good moral character and understanding within our seafaring community.
Directors coordinated the 13th Annual NC Seafood Festival Superball Challenge to raise money for the North Carolina Seafood Festival Scholarship Program which took place on earlier this month with proceeds going towards five – $1,000.00 scholarships for Carteret County Public School seniors.
After the excitement of the night, Executive Director, Stephanie McIntyre claims “It was a fulfilling evening for the NC Seafood Festival Directors to present these scholarships to deserving students with funds for their futures. The NC Seafood Festival believes in giving back to its community, and this is one more way we fulfill our mission”.
Scholarship recipients included:
- Kelly Erickson from West Carteret High School
- Rebecca “Jade” Smith from West Carteret High School
- Mary-Kendall Rigs from West Carteret High School
- Samuel Hopkins from West Carteret High School
- Emily Ashton Farrington from Croatan High School
The North Carolina Seafood Festival, now in its 26 year, is a not-for-profit organization in Carteret County with the goal of helping others recognizes the importance of seafood and the commercial fishing industry in eastern North Carolina.
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