Rocky Mount Evening Optimist Club awarded $1,500 scholarships to two Faith Christian School students.
Ashlyn Becker and Carrie Lewis were presented their scholarships at a recent meeting of the local civic club.
Balancing their time between school, church, participating in volunteer activities and athletics; Becker and Lewis excelled in the classroom and were described as ‘determined and focused leaders’ by their teachers.
Both students intend to use their scholarship to further their education.
Becker will attend Davidson Community College and is considering the medical field while Lewis intends to pursue a degree in English and education while attending University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.
The annual scholarship contest was open to any high school senior in Nash and Edgecombe counties.
Entrants completed an application detailing their academic achievements and wrote an essay.
This year’s topic was “What it Means to Live the Optimist Creed.”
The Rocky Mount Evening Optimist Club has served the youth of this area since 1957.
The club provides funding for youth activities and sports, scholarships through essay and oratorical contests, and the fight against childhood cancer.
This funding comes from local fundraisers, including Christmas tree sales and food concessions.
For more information please visit our website at rockymount eveningoptimist.com