Enfield student earns scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill


Seanna Richardson


From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Student Aid Office of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has awarded the 2018 Alston-Pleasants Scholars Fund merit scholarship for UNC undergraduate studies to Seanna Richardson, a member of the graduating class at Kipp Gaston College Preparatory High School in Gaston.

The late Missouri Alston Pleasants established this scholarship in 1958 to provide added recognition and encouragement for selected students from Franklin, Warren and Halifax Counties. The scholarships are in memory of her grandfather, Willis “Congress” Alston, a local, state and national political leader.

Richardson is the 90th recipient of an Alston-Pleasants Scholarship. Her undergraduate studies at UNC are expected to be in Sports Medicine. Seanna and her parents, Shalena and Lyndell Richardson, are residents of Enfield.

While a Kipp student, Seanna served as president of the Leo Club, a Lions Club International youth organization that encourages the development of leadership qualities through participation in social service activities; as vice president of the Beta Club, which promotes academic achievement, character, leadership and service among students; and as a member of the Delta Jabberwock, a Delta Sigma Theta sorority youth organization that helps to raise funds for needed scholarships.

The Trustees of the Alston-Pleasants Post-Graduate Scholars Fund, which provides graduate studies scholarships for Alston-Pleasants Scholars, join with the Halifax County Clerk of Court Rebecca C. Spragins, Warren County Clerk of Superior Court Lisa F. Blalock and Franklin County Clerk of Court Patricia B. Chastain in extending congratulations to Richardson on this important recognition.