Wor-Wic board recognizes scholarship recipients

Wor-Wic Community College recently recognized the recipients of scholarships awarded to local high school graduates from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties. The scholarship recipients, seated from left, are Miranda Atkins from Crisfield High School and Academy, Brooklyn Carey from Parkside High School, Kylie Mohler from Pocomoke High School, Justin Smith from Snow Hill High School, Scottie Tawes from Holly Grove Christian School, Lee Beauchamp from Washington High School, Ryan Byers from Mardela Middle and High School, Jordan Ferguson from Stephen Decatur High School and Anna Webster from Delmar Middle and Senior High School. Standing, from left, are Andrew W. Booth, a member of the board of trustees, Kimberly C. Gillis, vice chairperson of the board of trustees, Bob Culver, Wicomico County Executive, and Chip Bertino, Worcester County Commissioner, who serve as county liaisons to the board, Martin T. Neat, board member, Russell W. Blake, chairperson of the board of trustees, Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic, and William H. Kerbin and Lorraine Purnell-Ayers, board members.

The Board of Trustees at Wor-Wic Community College recently recognized the recipients of scholarships awarded to local high school graduates.

This year’s scholarship recipients include Miranda Atkins from Crisfield High School and Academy, Lee Beauchamp from Washington High School, Ryan Byers from Mardela Middle and High School, Brooklyn Carey from Parkside High School, Bailey Colwell from Wicomico High School, Jordan Ferguson from Stephen Decatur High School, Kylie Mohler from Pocomoke High School, Brooklyn Revel from Salisbury Christian School, Justin Smith from Snow Hill High School, Scottie Tawes from Holly Grove Christian School, and Anna Webster from Delmar Middle and Senior High school.

The board provides a two-year full-tuition scholarship for the most academically talented high school senior applicant from each of the 10 public high schools and two of the four private high schools in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale. They must also apply for admission to Wor-Wic before April 1 of their senior year in high school, as well as complete a board of trustees scholarship application form.

The scholarships are awarded to the applicant with the highest GPA from each school, followed by the highest total number of credits earned and the earliest admission application. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

High school students interested in more information about the scholarship should call the college’s financial aid office at 410-334-2905.

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