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Powell fund awards scholarships

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Steve Morgan, president of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund, left, and Martha Lewis, secretary of the scholarship fund, right, stand with scholarship recipients, from left, Kayla Macklin, Zakia Pollard, Andrea Fox, Caleb Silver, Tristan Silver and Catherine Ziencik.

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From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $6,000 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide education assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The scholarship is named for Kitty Powell who was the long-time General Manager of the Bowling Center in Rocky Mount, and who has given so much to the sport of bowling.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the recipient must be an active bowler in the local Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress or the child or grandchild of an active bowler. Since 1989, the Kitty Powell Scholarship has awarded 144 scholarships totaling $90,000.

The nine scholarship recipients for 2017 are:

■ Andrea Fox has been a youth bowler in Rocky Mount for several years. She attends Seattle University, majoring in creative writing.

■ Garrett Lee is the grandson of Larry and Kitty Powell. Kitty is a league bowler and both are members of the Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. Garrett attends N.C. State University where he is majoring in engineering.

■ Tristan Silver is the grandson of league bowler Carmela Jacona. Tristan attends Nash Community College, majoring in criminal justice. He plans to transfer to a four-year college to study postal inspection and cyber security.

■ Caleb Silver is also the grandson of league bowler Carmela Jacona. Caleb will attend Montreat College where he hopes to play soccer or run track. He would like to play professional sports and be a coach after he graduates.

■ Catherine Murray Ziencik is the daughter of Mary Murray, a member of the Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress. She attends the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she is earning her doctorate in education.

■ Zakia Pollard is the daughter of Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress league bowler Requita Pollard and granddaughter of bowlers Lorraine and Ezzard Pollard. Zakia plans to attend N.C. Central Univeristy, majoring in pre-law and political science with a minor in music.

■ Casea Simmons is the daughter of league bowler Brian Simmons. She attends the Living Arts College in Raleigh where she is pursuing an artistic career.

■ Kayla Macklin is the granddaughter of Steve and Jennifer Morgan. Steve is a league bowler and both are members of the Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. Kayla plans to attend either Nash or Edgecombe community college this fall for a degree in nursing.

■ Myah Johnson is the daughter of Chris Johnson, a league bowler and member of the Rocky Mount US Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. She will attend East Carolina this fall to pursue a four-year degree in nursing.

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