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Powell scholarships awarded

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The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented scholarships to 10 students.

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From Contributed Reports

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,000 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 longtime 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 U.S. Bowling Congress or the child or grandchild of an active bowler. Since 1989, the Kitty Powell Scholarship has awarded 154 scholarships totaling $95,000.

The ten scholarship recipients for 2018 are:

■ Amaya Graham is the daughter of RMUSBC league bowler George Graham. She will attend UNC-Chapel Hill and study pharmaceutical science.

■ Jordan Hunter Little is the son of Jimmie and Renee Little. Jordan is a youth bowler who will attend UNC-Charlotte and study architecture.

■ Andrea Fox is the daughter of league bowler Gina Fox. Andrea was a youth bowler for several years. She attends Seattle University, majoring in creative writing.

■ Zakia Pollard is the daughter of RMUSBC league bowler Requita Pollard and granddaughter of bowlers Lorraine and Ezzard Pollard. Zakia attends N.C. Central University, where she is majoring in criminal justice.

■ Renata Eley is the daughter of RMUSBC league bowlers Dwight and Tonya Eley. She will attend Winston-Salem State University, majoring in psychology and minoring in American Sign Language.

■ Kayla Macklin is the granddaughter of Steve and Jennifer Morgan. Steve is a league bowler and both are members of the RMUSBC Hall of Fame. Kayla is studying nursing at Nash Community College.

■ Catherine Murray Ziencik is the daughter of Mary Murray, a member of the RMUSBC. She attends UNC-Wilmington, where she is earning her doctorate in education.

■ Myah Johnson is the daughter of Chris Johnson, a league bowler and member of the RMUSBC Hall of Fame. She attends East Carolina University, where she is pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.

■ Garrett Lee is the grandson of Larry and Kitty Powell. Kitty is a league bowler and both are members of the RMUSBC Hall of Fame. Garrett attends N.C. State University, where he is majoring in chemical engineering.

■ Morgan Joyner is the step-daughter of league bowler Brian Simmons. She will attend Campbell University and study pharmaceutical science.

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