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Eight students receive Kitty Powell scholarships

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The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,250 in scholarships to eight local students.

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From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,250 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide educational 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, who has given so much to the sport of bowling.

The eight scholarship recipients for 2019 are:

■ Amaya Graham, who is the daughter of N.E.W. Tri-County USBC league bowler George Graham. She attends UNC-Chapel Hill where she is pursuing studies in the STEM field.

■ Andrea Fox, who 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, who is the daughter of N.E.W. Tri-County USBC 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.

■ Victoria Phillips, who is the granddaughter of league bowler and N.E.W. Tri-County Hall of Famer Mary Parker. She currently attends Nash Community College, with plans to transfer to East Carolina University in the fall.

■ Haley Collins, who is the step-daughter of league bowler Stephanie Collins. She plans to study nursing at Nash Community College.

■ Kayla Macklin, who is the granddaughter of Steve and Jennifer Morgan. Steve is a league bowler, and both are members of the N.E.W. Tri-County USBC Hall of Fame. Kayla is studying nursing at Nash Community College.

■ Garrett Lee, who is the grandson of Larry and Kitty Powell. Kitty is the scholarship namesake, and both are members of the N.E.W. Tri-County USBC Hall of Fame. Garrett is majoring in chemical engineering at N.C. State University.

■ Morgan Joyner, who is the step-daughter of league bowler Brian Simmons. She attends Campbell University, where she is pursuing a career in pharmaceutical science.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the recipient must be an active Rocky Mount bowler in the N.E.W. Tri-County US Bowling Congress or the child or grandchild of an active bowler.

Since 1989, the Kitty Powell Scholarship has awarded 162 scholarships totaling $100,000.

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