SHS seniors awarded $3 mil.

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Staff reporter
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Anniya Davis received seven local scholarships totaling approximately $20,000 during Thursday’s annual Senior Awards program. Davis plans to attend the North Carolina A&T State University in the fall.
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange First-year Scotland High School principal Brian Edkins, right, presented Jenna Smith and Nyjel Collins-Jackson with the Principal’s Choice Award. The award recognizes an exceptional male and female each year from the senior class.

LAURINBURG — Seniors at Scotland High School were awarded millions of dollars in scholarships during the school’s annual Senior Awards program.

Professional and civic organizations handed out 56 scholarships Thursday to go along with institution-based scholarships and special award recipients during the nearly two-hour ceremony.

In total, seniors received over $3 million in scholarship money, a number that is likely to increase as the winners of some scholarships will not be announced until after the school year ends.

The average annual cost to attend a four-year college in North Carolina for the 2016-17 academic year was $17,706 according to CollegeCalc.org. The majority of that covers room and board along with meals.

For the 2018-19 school year, it will cost students $23,734 to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Housing and meals accounts for $11,190 of the total yearly cost.

Those soon-to-be graduates looking to attend an out-of-state college or private university will see a much higher number.

So it’s not surprise that each time a students name was announced for a scholarship, the parents in the audience stood up and cheered.

Tyler Parks Sellers received eight local scholarships, the most of the evening. Sellers plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anniya Davis received seven local scholarships totaling approximately $20,000. Davis will continue her education at North Carolina A&T State University.

Before Scotland High School Principal Brian Edkins handed out any scholarships, he recognized the 15 members of the Class of 2018 that have chosen to enter the military.

“These fine young men and women have elected to serve our great country and they are to be commended for that,” Edkins said.

Kavon Alford and Kenyanna McLean plan to join the United States Air Force. Trey Armstrong, Dalton Chavis, Tyndall Jones, Silas Locklear and Jacob Walters will enter the United States Marine Corps. NiDayzia Carmichael, William Dulin, Bradley Pate, Harold Patterson, Deonte Singletary and Briana Tuck have enlisted in the United States Army. Kaleb Locklear has chosen to enter the United States Navy and Bradley Strickland will serve in the United States Coast Guard.

The following seniors were recognized during the awards ceremony:

Scholarship Recipients

Josh Dormagen Old Well Scholarship – Jason Kang

Robert Joseph “Josh” Dormagen, II Scout Leadership Award – Ryan Phillips

Laurinburg Masonic Lodge, #305, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM) Academic Scholarship – George Brown, Kaylee Smith-Locklear, Ian Spangler and Christopher Walters

The 29th Masonic District Mr. Scottish Lodge #188 Scholarships – Tavis Harrington, Nahir Pegues and Amaya Pegues

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship – Anniya Davis, Joshlyn Monley and Shaniyah Holmes

Alpha Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter of Laurinburg Scholarship – Nahir Pegues

Scotland County Council of Realtors Scholarship – Tyler Sellers, George Butler

Brian Rush Educational Scholarship – Shamir Singletary, Jazmine Williams, Justin McRae, Mykielreya Harrington and JaMareah McLean

Carolina Skin Care Health Professional Scholarship – Tyler Sellers

Scotland Memorial Foundation Scholarships:

— W.R. Dublin Memorial Scolarship – Tyler Sellers

— Scotland Memorial Foundation Merit Scholarships – Joshlyn Monley

— Scotland Memorial Foundation Community Service Scholarship – Anniya Davis

— Scotland Memorial Foundation Allied Health/Nursing Scholarship – Jasmine Locklear and Marley Locklear

Scotland Health Care System Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship – Joshlyn Monley

Ruth Bisbee Scholarship – Marley Locklear

State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship – Anniya Davis and JaMareah McLean

Scottish Pilot Club Scholarship – Anna Ferguson

Golden LEAF Scholarship – Jasmine Locklear, Joshlyn Monley and Kayleigh Smith-Locklear

Elizabeth Pickett Mills Scholarship – Ryley Roller

Scotland High School First Footers Scholarship – Alexis Strong

Gertrude Graham and Doris Hunter Memorial Scholarship – Tyrese Delsol-Davis

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation – Tyler Sellers

Johnsie Patterson McFadden & Montpelier Presbyterian Church of Wagram Scholarship – Macie Gibson, Kathryn Goodwin and Tyler Sellers

Joseph L. Biggs, Sr. Scholarship – Tremaine Peterson, Nahir Pegues and Amaya Pegues

Thousand for a Thousand Scholarship – Nazar Bostic

Knights of Columbus 4th Assembly – Jason Kang and Margeaux Smith

Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Scholarship – Anniya Davis

Laurinburg Branch of the National Association of University Women Scholarships – Alexis Strong, Nahir Pegues and Anniya Davis

Laurinburg Junior Service League Marie Pate Service Award – Matthew Hyatt and Anniya Davis

The Honorable James W. Mason Memorial Scholarship – Mahalia Rhett

James J. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Azar Bostic

Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Katie Groves McNeil Scholarship – Tyler Sellers

Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women of the Church Scholarships – Grace Wilkerson, Ryan Phillips and Tripp Wells

Laurinburg Rotary Club Scholarships:

Carl Clayton Scholarship – Jasmine Locklear

James L. Morgan Scholarship – Tyler Sellers

W.R. Sutherland Scholarship – Jenna Smith

Leroy and Hazel Marks Scholarship – Jenna Nowland

Jane Graham McKay and Katherine Hill McKay Scholarship – Ashley McGugan, Tyler Sellers, Sam Poage, Ryan Phillips and John Caudill

The Marshal Academic and Merit Scholarship – Quinton Covington and Jazmine Williams

McGregor Foundation Scholarship – Jordan Jernigan, Karrigan Campbell, Jasmine Locklear, Marley Locklear and Alexis Strong

Scotland County Branch NC Retired School Personnel Scholarship – Ashley McGugan

NC Division of Veteran’s Affairs State Scholarship – Daly Marcano, Amaya Pegues and Nahir Pegues

Pee Dee Antique Power Club – Matthew Bourne and Sheila Reneau

NC Society of Hispanic Professionals Scholarship – Elda Sagastume

Pilot Club of Laurinburg Scholarship – Emily Locklear

Raven Almeta McRae Educational Scholarship – Azar Bostic, Amaya Pegues, Trey Dixon and Nahir Pegues

Scotland County Ministerial Alliance Scholarship – Tyrese Delsol-Davis, Destiny Graham, Tavis Harrington, Shaniyah Holmes, Athena Ward and Trey Dixon

Loren Torgerson Memorial Scholarship – Matthew Bourne

Scotland High School Theatre Scholarship – Azar Bostic and Emily Locklear

Spirit of Youth Scholarship – Anniya Davis

Tommy Britt Memorial Scholarship – Matthew Hyatt and Mylasia Pratt

Westminster Presbyterian Church Mission Inc. Scholarship – Simuel Brown

WPCMI Jannye W. Nelson Leadership Scholarship – Athena Ward

Deborah Pickens Durham Scholarship – John Caudill

Award Recipients

United State Marine Corps Awards:

— Scholastic Excellence Award – Zyeria Leggett

— Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence – Willow Holman

— Distinguished Athletic Award – Trey Armstrong

Scotland High School Band Awards:

— John Philip Sousa Award – Sam Poage

— National Director’s Award – Chloe Strickland

— National Marching Band Award – Raekwon Dupree

Patrick S. Gilmore Award – John Caudill

Superintendent’s Scholar Athlete Awards – Jason Kang and Willow Holman

Principal’s Choice Awards – Jenna Smith and Njyel Collins-Jackson

College/University Academic Scholarships

The following colleges and universities have offered academic scholarships to a student or students at Scotland High School. These scholarships are awarded by the institutions based on the student’s high school transcript. Other considerations include the student’s SAT and/or ACT scores.

Bridgewater College — Joshlyn Monley

Campbell University — Tyrese Delsol-Davis, Kayla Hendrix, Kenyana McLean, Jenia Smith, Daizha McMillan, Zyeria Leggett, Rebecca Heller, Adrian Ransom, Jenna Smith, Wilson Hawn and Tripp Wells

Charleston Southern University — Darian Reeves

Chowan University — Kalish McNair

Coker College — Matthew Hyatt

East Carolina University — Emily Locklear and Tyrese Delsol-Davis

Fayetteville State University — Mylasia Pratt

Johnson & Wales University — Shanasia Bennett, Kenyana McLean, Timothy Ellison, Isaiah McPhatter and Javon Ratliffe

Lenoir-Rhyne University — Macie Gibson and Adrian Ransom

Methodist University — George Butler and Michael Flowers

North Carolina A&T University — Quinton Covington

Savannah College of Art and Design — Sarah Simmons and Ronald McCall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Joshlyn Monley and Tyler Sellers

University of North Carolina Pembroke — Marissa Cheek

Wingate University — Daven Cross, Rebecca Heller, JaMareah McLean, Jazmine Williams, Desmond Davis, Shaniyah Holmes, Tyrese Delsol-Davis, Adrian Ransom, Kayla Hendrix and Jenna Smith

Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or [email protected]

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Anniya Davis received seven local scholarships totaling approximately $20,000 during Thursday’s annual Senior Awards program. Davis plans to attend the North Carolina A&T State University in the fall.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_2761.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Anniya Davis received seven local scholarships totaling approximately $20,000 during Thursday’s annual Senior Awards program. Davis plans to attend the North Carolina A&T State University in the fall.

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange First-year Scotland High School principal Brian Edkins, right, presented Jenna Smith and Nyjel Collins-Jackson with the Principal’s Choice Award. The award recognizes an exceptional male and female each year from the senior class.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_2822.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange First-year Scotland High School principal Brian Edkins, right, presented Jenna Smith and Nyjel Collins-Jackson with the Principal’s Choice Award. The award recognizes an exceptional male and female each year from the senior class.

By Amber Hatten-Staley

Staff reporter