Extension Master Gardener Program of Wayne County Award Two Scholarships

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The Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Wayne County recently presented $500 college scholarships to two Wayne County students.

Taylor Glover, of Pikeville, is a graduating senior of Charles B Aycock High School. Taylor is currently in the dual enrollment program at Wayne Community College. After graduating high school she plans to attend Wayne Community College working towards a degree in Applied Animal Science Technology. She then plans to transfer to a university to further her education.

Noah Stewart, of LaGrange, is currently a sophomore at the University of Mount Olive pursuing a degree in agriculture education. After graduation, he plans to enroll in an online graduate program offered through NC A&T University and follow a career as a high school agriculture teacher.

The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Scholarship is to assist a Wayne County high school senior or full-time college student who has a desire to work in the horticulture or agriculture industry. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, career plans in horticulture or agriculture, future plans for enhancing the quality of life for themselves as well as their communities.

The Extension Master Gardener volunteer program of Wayne County is through NC Cooperative Extension where volunteers are trained to assist their local extension office with enhancing public education in consumer horticulture. The association raises funds during the year to provide scholarships that promote the horticulture and agriculture industry by assisting people entering these fields of study.