The board of directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,000 in awards to area scholarship winners.
Since 1989, the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $65,000 to 107 scholarship recipients to further their education. This year’s award is the largest amount granted in any given year.
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.
The 10 scholarship recipients for 2012 are as follows:
- Julian Cowell is the son of Leon and bowler Darlene Cowell of Rocky Mount. He is a recent graduate of Northern Nash High School and plans to attend University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Cowell is a longtime youth bowler who has placed on multiple All-Star teams. He has received several junior season achievement awards, including high average, high game and high series. His highest career-high game is a 267 (out of a perfect 300), and high series is 695 (average of 232 per game).
- Bradley Jackson is a graduate of Rocky Mount Academy who plans to attend Lynchburg College to study athletic training and physical therapy. He is the son of Jeff and Rocky Mount U.S. Bowling Congress Hall of Fame member Shelley Jackson. Bradley Jackson was an active participant in the youth bowling program, where he won season high average, high series and high game bowling awards, and placed on multiple junior All-Star teams. His junior career-high game of 267 and high series of 687 are considered outstanding, even for adult standards.
- Requita Pollard is an active participant in the Rocky Mount bowling community. She is a current league bowler, has won local tournaments and is actively organizing a league for this fall season. Pollard is majoring in criminal justice at N.C. Wesleyan College.
- Tiffany and Brittany Alford are the daughters of Gina and Travis Alford of Rocky Mount and the granddaughters of Rocky Mount U.S. Bowling Congress Hall of Fame members Carolyn and the late Russell Langley of Rocky Mount. Tiffany Alford attends Central Carolina Community College, majoring in Veterinary Medical Technology. Brittany Alford is studying radiologic technology at Edgecombe Community College. Both are repeat scholarship recipients.
- Gavin Johnson is a recent graduate of Nash Central High School. He is the son of Robin and All-Star bowler Chris Johnson of Nashville. Gavin Johnson plans to study paper science and chemical engineering at N.C. State University.
- Emily Boykin is the daughter of Louette Boykin and step-daughter of bowler Rick Riccardi of Rocky Mount. She is a rising senior at the N.C. State University College of Management, majoring in business administration.
- Monesha Gorham is a recent graduate of Southwest Edgecombe High School and plans to attend Fayetteville State University to study nursing and criminal justice. She is the daughter of Stephanie and Isaac Barnes and the granddaughter of bowlers Robert and Ida Gorham, all of Macclesfield.
- Shelby Ray is a repeat scholarship recipient and a rising junior at East Carolina University where she is studying theater arts. She is the daughter of bowlers Joe and Debbie Ray and granddaughter of Phyllis Ray of Rocky Mount.
- Edward Congelli is the son of bowlers Angela and league president John Congelli of Battleboro. After graduating from Nash Community College, Congelli plans to transfer to N.C. State University to complete his studies in business administration. He is a previous scholarship recipient.