Local student recognized

Bladen County student Brenda Dimas-Lopez was recognized for completing N.C. Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) Program with N.C. A&T State University’s Antoine Alston, N.C. State University’s Joy Morgan Fleming, and N.C. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten. The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring agricultural-related college majors available at the state’s two land-grant universities — N.C. A&T State University and N.C. State University.