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June 26, 2013

ECC awards scholarships to high school graduates

TARBORO — Edgecombe Community College (ECC) recently awarded $1,000 academic scholarships to  seven graduates of SouthWest Edgecombe High School and Tarboro High School.

All of the students achieved a GPA of more than 3.0.

Academic scholarship recipients from SouthWest Edgecombe High School are Nicholas Collins, Alexander Derby, Kelly Ellis, Nicholas Harrison, and Tyler Lewis.

Jennifer Gamboa and Juan Johnson Jr. from Tarboro High School also received academic scholarships.

During High School Open House at ECC in April, the college held a drawing for a scholarship for each school that participated.

These schools were Tarboro, North Edge-combe, and SouthWest, and each school received a $1,000 open house scholarship for one student.

Open House scholarship recipients are Shirronda Pettaway of Tarboro, Jacquitha Joyner of North Edgecombe, and Ashley Powell of SouthWest.

ECC also awarded two academic scholarships of $700 each to Southern Nash High School and Nash Central High School seniors.

The college awarded a total of $11,400 in scholarships to Edgecombe County and Nash County seniors. Scholarships were presented by ECC officials during the high schools’ awards ceremonies.

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