Four area students receive scholarships

The Bladen and Columbus Alumni of N.C. A&T State University have recently awarded scholarships to four local graduates. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.

Tia Campbell, a graduate of East Columbus High School, has been awarded the prestigious Johnie Peterkin Scholarship in honor of a former Alumni president. Her parents are Melody Campbell and the late Michael Campbell. Tia plans to major in social work at A&T. While at East Columbus, Tia was vice president of her senior class, participating in band, basketball, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading.

Deanna Autry is a graduate of West Bladen High School. She is the daughter of Gerald and Freda Autry, and has high expectations as an incoming freshman at A&T. While at West Bladen High School, Deanna served as captain of the dance team, as well as participating in Beta Club and FCCLA.

Aniya Ingram is the daughter of Veronica Butler and Michael Ingram. Having been born in Greensboro, Aniya hopes to return to the city as a freshman at A&T and major in music theater. Aniya graduated from South Columbus High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader.

Nyasia Baity is the daughter of Kelly Batten and Mordecai Baity. Nyasia graduated from South Columbus High School, where she participated in the school’s production of “Chicago.” She was a National Honor Society member, as well as a Beta Club member.

All alumni of N.C. A&T SU are invited to join the alumni association by sending your name, address, and phone number to P.O. Box 252 in Whiteville, N.C. 28472.