Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Award Two Scholarships

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

Jacob Hinson, of Princeton, is a rising sophomore at North Carolina State University. Jacob is pursuing a double major in animal and poultry science. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in animal reproduction and follow his love for animal agriculture with a career in the animal health industry.

Adam Wheeler, of Pikeville, is a graduating senior from Charles B. Aycock High School. Adam plans to attend Wayne Community College and would like to eventually transfer into a wildlife management program at Haywood Community College. He plans to follow a career as a wildlife officer to be able to enjoy the outdoors while enforcing laws to keep the state’s wildlife protected.

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of Wayne County 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℠ program of Wayne County through N.C. 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 students entering these fields of study.