The 21st Annual Laurinburg-Oban Exchange will see 13 Scotland High School students travelling to Oban, Scotland for two weeks in June 2013.
The students will stay with Oban High School students and their families, visiting area schools and historical sites. In October, the Oban High School students will visit Laurinburg for two weeks to visit schools and travel North Carolina.
To assist students with necessary financial support and assure that no selected student is denied the opportunity to participate, scholarships are funded by the Laurinburg Rotary Club and the Jane M. Purcell Memorial scholarship. Additional funds are raised annually by operating concession stands at the Lumber River/Chalk Bank Challenge and the Scotland County Highland Games, working an evening at Pizza Inn, and collecting scrap metal for recycling.
The students selected for the 2013 exchange are:
Victor Arnez Still, Jr. of Laurinburg, son of Donna and Jerry Adams
Noah Altman of Laurinburg, son of Tim and Johanna Altman
Robert Beacham of Laurinburg, son of Bert and Jenette Beacham
Ashley Barnes of Laurel Hill, daughter of Leon and Debbie Barnes
Summer Luquer of Laurinburg, daughter of Eric and Nikki Luquer
Mayghan Campbell of Gibson, daughter of Lisa and Jamie Campbell
Jessica Penny of Laurinburg, daughter of Lizzie Bullard
Elizabeth Dunbar of Laurinburg, daughter of Wade and Beth Dunbar
Sarah Martin of Laurel Hill, daughter of Louisa Martin
Ashley Barringer of Laurinburg, daughter of Donald and Kathy Barringer
Hunter Bowman of Laurinburg, son of Larry and Stacey Bowman
Makayla Gilmore of Marston, daughter of Blanche Gilmore
Matheson McDonald of Laurel Hill, daughter of Chip and Cindy McDonald.