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Kendrick Morgan of Brunswick County was honored with a $2,000 scholarship at the annual North Carolina 4-H Scholarship and Awards Reception and Partnership Luncheon on Wednesday, July 21, at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.
Morgan, son of Lonnie Mitchell and Darrilyn Morgan-Bellamy, received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Leadership Scholarship. The West Brunswick High School graduate will attend North Carolina State University this fall, entering its first-year college program with the intent to one day work as a dentist.
Edward Gore of Sunset Beach gifted two beach lots to the university a few years back, and the proceeds from selling lots have funded multiple scholarships, endowments and 4-H programs.
The donations of Gore and his wife Dinah have been instrumental in the lives of many youth. Morgan can continue to benefit from the scholarship in future years, since it is a renewable scholarship for $1,500 with a current transcript and a minimum 2.75 GPA.
Morgan was one of the 70-plus youth who were awarded a North Carolina 4-H Scholarship for 2010.
His county 4-H agent, Blair Green, said, “I am so proud of Kendrick. He is an upstanding young man, and I know his time at North Carolina State University will continue to mold him even more. I am thankful of the contributions that families like the Gores are making available for today’s youth. It is so important that we educate our future generations.”
The Scholarship and Awards Reception and Partnership Luncheon celebrates outstanding North Carolina 4-H’ers who have distinguished themselves through their long-term project work, as delegates to national 4-H events, and recognizes those youth who are awarded college scholarships. This year 4-H honored more than 137 4-H’ers and awarded more than $66,000 in academic scholarships.
In addition to celebrating the achievements of 4-H youth, the event brings those young people face-to-face with the partners who make 4-H possible. Each 4-H’er meets and enjoys lunch with the donor who provided the funds for the scholarship or award provided that day.
“This event highlights the importance of the partnerships between youth and adults,” said Dr. Michael Martin, executive director of the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. “It is an opportunity to recognize our outstanding youth who in turn are able to thank the people who helped to make their success possible.”
To learn more about the Brunswick County 4-H program, e-mail Blair Green, 4-H extension agent, at email@example.com or Leslie Kammer, 4-H program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the Cooperative Extension office at 253-2610 or visit its website at www.brunswickco4h.shutterfly.com/ or blog at www.brunswick4h.wordpress.com.