From left, Kitty Powell stands with scholarship recipients Isaiah Williams, Catherine Murray, Bradley Jackson and Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund President Steve Morgan.
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From left, Kitty Powell stands with scholarship recipients Isaiah Williams, Catherine Murray, Bradley Jackson and Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund President Steve Morgan.

Four students awarded Kitty Powell scholarships

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The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $3,000 in scholarships to members of the bowling community.

The scholarship recipients for 2014 are Bradley Jackson, Khalideo Jackson-Davis, Isaiah Williams and Catherine C. Murray Ziencik.

Jackson is a former Rocky Mount youth bowler and a 2013 scholarship recipient. He is the son of Jeff and Rocky Mount USBC Hall of Fame member Shelley Jackson. He is also the grandson of Ann and Eugene Thomas, who bowled for many years. Jackson was a member of the youth league for 13 years. He attends Lynchburg College and is studying athletic training.

Jackson-Davis also has competed in the junior bowler in the Rocky Mount youth program for several years. He plans to attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to major in business management. After completing four years he hopes to earn a master’s degree. He is the son of Mary Davis, also a Rocky Mount USBC bowler and a director on the Rocky Mount USBC Board of Directors.

Williams has bowled in the youth program in Rocky Mount for several years. He plans to enroll in the Automotive System Technology program at Nash Community College, where he hopes to become an auto service technician specializing in Diesel Technology. Williams is the son of Felicia and James Williams, both members of the Rocky Mount USBC. Felicia is also a member of the Rocky Mount USBC Board of Directors.

Murray Ziencik is the daughter of Mary Murray, a member of the Rocky Mount USBC. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Methodist University. She is planning to attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she hopes to earn a doctorate in education.

Since 1989, the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $70,000 to 114 scholarship recipients to further their education.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the recipient must be a member in good standing of the Rocky Mount U. S. Bowling Congress, or a child or grandchild of a bowling member in good standing.