Shipman Scholarships awarded to eight students


Best


Brown


Edge Jr.


Freeman


McCollum


McKenzie


Simpson


Williams


BLADENBORO — The 16th annual Shipman Memorial Fundraising Scholarship Program, held in memory of William Dewey Shipman Sr. and Zenah Mae Clarida Shipman, was held on Nov. 26 at St. James AME Zion Church in the Sandhill Community of Bladenboro.

With the theme of “From These Roots,” a total of eight scholarships were announced.

Mistress of Ceremonies Abreana Brown, great-granddaughter of the Shipmans and a sophomore at Northeast Guilford High in McLeansville, presided over the program after being introduced by her brother Sir Brown and a corsage was presented by another brother Steven Smith.

The scholarships went to:

— Sabra Best of Whiteville, the daughter of James best and April Lennon. She is a graduate of Whiteville High and studeent at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a major in occupational therapy.

— Madia Brown of Whiteville, the daughter of Paul and Pansy Todd. She is a graduate of Whiteville High and student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in biology.

— Marvin Edge Jr. of Cerro Gordo, the son of Marvin and Lynn Edge Sr. He is a graduate of West Columbus High and student at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro with a major in engineering.

— Jarrard Freeman of Whiteville, the son of Lott and Sylvia Williams. He is a graduate of Whiteville High and student at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville with a major in HVAC.

— D’Aveon McCollum of Whiteville, the son of Eric and Tamara McCollum. He is a graduate of West Columbus High and student at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro with a major in engineering.

— Aneshia McKenzie of Whiteville, the daughter of Algernon and Tahitian McKenzie. She is a graduate of Whiteville High and student at Fayetteville State University with a major in nursing.

— De’Jour Simpson of Charlotte, the son of Lamont and Paula Rhodes Simpson. He is a graduate of Mallard Creek High in Charlotte and student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., with a major in sports medicine/pre-physical therapy.

— Jennifer Williams of Whiteville, the daughter of Gregory and Vanessa Williams. She is a graduate of West Columbus High and student at Fayetteville State University with a major in clinical psychology.

A total of 89 scholarships in the amount of $500 each have been awarded between 2002 and 2016.

Best
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Brown
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Edge Jr.
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Freeman
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McCollum
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McKenzie
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Simpson
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Williams
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