Patillo alumni award annual scholarships


Special to the Tarboro Weekly

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The W. A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association exists to advance W.A. Pattillo High School Inc. among the general alumni population and serves as an advocate for the Alumni Association. 

The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association Inc. continues to execute its main purpose consistent with its articles of incorporation, which is to provide scholarships and grants to Edgecombe County Public Schools students and beyond, deemed worthy by the organization for assistance to further their education.

This year, award and scholarship recipients are:

2018 Incentive Award, honoring an East Tarboro seamstress and entrepreneur, the late Mrs. Laura Shields:

■ Ryleeanne Daughtridge, G.W. Bulluck Elementary School

■ Addison Calhoun, G.W. Carver Elementary School

■ Destiny Lynch, Coker-Wimberly Elementary School

■ Cynthia Howard, W. A. Pattillo Middle School

■ Kharizma Gary, Princeville Elementary School

■ Tremane Little, West Edgecombe Middle School

■ Christian Sharpe, Phillips Middle School

■ A’Ja Alston, Martin Millennium Academy

■ Talisha Lee, South Edgecombe Middle School

■ Jachai Slade, Stocks Elementary School

The Walter A. Pattillo Alumni Scholarship, honoring the school’s name sake and longtime principal, Mr. Walter Alexander Pattillo:

■ Seth Dupree

■ Alisha Wheeler

The W.A. Pattillo Secondary Scholarship, honoring Mrs. Evelyn Reeves, former Princeville Elementary School faculty member:

■ Jalen Moore


■ Devonta Davis


■ Kenneth Morris


■ Victoria Cherry


■ Erykah Batts

The Nathan Lewis Alumni Member Scholarship, honoring one of the founders of the association, Mr. Nathan Lewis:

■ Daryn Armstrong


■ Brianna McGowen

Financial awards to Princeville Elementary School and W.A. Pattillo Middle School are presented annually.