Memorial scholarships awarded by the McNair Foundation | archives

FOREST CITY — Moreover the ROPE Awards, a number of extra memorial scholarships had been awarded by the Robert and Janice McNair Academic Basis on the ROPE celebration Thursday evening.

Robert C. McNair Memorial Scholarship

The Robert C. McNair Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Makayla Shelton from Chase Excessive College; Alyssa Wilkie from East Rutherford Excessive College; and Sierra Clark from RS Central Excessive College.

This award was established in 2019 in reminiscence of Robert McNair and in celebration of 30 years of his dedication to rising postsecondary training for college kids of Rutherford County.

Basis Govt Director Monica Lee stated regardless of his humble beginnings, Robert McNair took benefit of alternatives introduced to him and refused to let obstacles maintain him again. Even so, he remained humble and dedicated to utilizing his wealth to allow others to additionally discover success.

This scholarship is awarded yearly to a ROPE Award recipient at every highschool who embodies the traits that Robert McNair exhibited and valued in others. Recipients are chosen by the Trainer Advisory Council from every highschool. The recipients obtain as much as $10,000 over 4 years for his or her postsecondary training.

This monetary award is along with their $8,000 ROPE award.

Charles Z. Flack, Jr. Neighborhood Management Award

The recipients of the Charles Z. Flack Jr. Neighborhood Management Awards are Avery Humphries from Chase Excessive College; Kaleb Adair from East Rutherford Excessive College; and Corina Keever from RS Central Excessive College.

This award is given yearly to 1 ROPE Award recipient from every highschool who has demonstrated management, group service, organizational expertise and imaginative and prescient in his or her college and group. The recipients obtain as much as $8,000 over 4 years of their postsecondary training. This monetary award is along with their $8,000 ROPE Award.

This award was established by the McNair Basis in 2010 in reminiscence of Charles “Chuck” Z. Flack, Jr. He was a businessman and group chief who devoted his life to serving others and creating alternatives for people to succeed.

Basis officers say he additionally believed the first path to a productive life was by way of training.

Flack was a founding member of the inspiration’s board of trustees, the place he served for 21 years.

Ron Paris Mass Communication Award

Recipients of the Ron Paris Mass Communication Award are William Randlett from Chase Excessive College, Alex McKinney from East Rutherford Excessive College, and Grier Hodge from RS Central Excessive College.

This award was established in 2008 in reminiscence of the late Ron Paris, who was the journalist who based The Every day Courier and spent 30 years because the editor and writer.

Paris was devoted to selling equity and objectivity in journalism, and received quite a few journalism awards all through his profession. Paris was additionally a founding member of the inspiration board of trustees, the place he served for 19 years.

This scholarship is awarded to 1 ROPE Award recipient from every highschool who has demonstrated an affinity for an space of ​​mass communication. This will embody journalism, radio, tv, public relations, political science, advertising and marketing, worldwide relations, media research, broadcast know-how and world research.

Recipients of this award obtain as much as $8,000 over 4 years of their postsecondary training. This monetary award is along with their $8,000 ROPE Award.

The Expo Award, funded by the McNair mentor’s fundraising occasions and private donations, was created in reminiscence of Mary O. Hamrick, who taught greater than 40 years in Rutherford County Faculties and was a McNair Basis volunteer for 10 years.

Recipients of this award will need to have a 2.5 GPA, a minimal of fifty hours of service studying experiences, and have demonstrated good character inside the college and group.

Expo Award recipients are: from Chase Excessive College, Lillian Horton, Mitchell McCraw, Jamarion Mills, Bryson Reep, and Jake Cochran; from East Rutherford Excessive College, John Alex McKinney, Savanna Avenue, and Jasmine Twitty; and from RS Central Excessive College, Alyssa Hendren, Jalon Brown, Christy Wright, Quentin Samuel, Elizabeth Alwill, Jada Brown, and Taylor Flack.

The Jim Songster Award was created in 2009 in reminiscence of the McNair Basis’s first govt director.

One of many first applications Songster created was the JumpStart program. This was created as a summer season transition program for rising ninth graders to offer them a “leap begin” on highschool. That program is now in its thirty first yr and serves roughly 60 college students from the three excessive faculties. The objective of the JumpStart program is to organize college students for highschool and enhance their highschool commencement price and postsecondary enrollment price.

JumpStart graduates can earn as much as $500 for efficiently finishing faculty readiness duties.

The next college students have earned the Jim Songster JumpStart Award for 2022: from Chase Excessive College, Ta’niya Davenport, Victoria Laughter, Kody Ledbetter, Jamarion Mills, Bryson Reep; from East Rutherford Excessive College, Raymundo Chino and Ashleigh Jones; and from RS Central Excessive College, Andrew Gao, Ok’dinse Riollano, Tiana Stewart, Sam Wilson, and Jada Brown.

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