Four Anson County students — two from Anson High, and one each from Anson Early College and Anson New Tech — received $1,000 scholarships from Wadesboro Civitan Club at the May 19 awards ceremony. These four were chosen from 22 qualified candidates.
D’Angelo Gatewood, an Anson High student from Wadesboro, plans to study mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was named the Larry Thompson Civitan Scholar. Aisha Jabeen, also from Wadesboro, is a student at Anson Early College. She received the Hank Drake Civitan Scholarship to study biology at UNC-Charlotte. Kayla Jones, an Anson New Tech student from Peachland, plans to study nursing at Richmond Community College before transferring to a four-year school. She was named the Larry Crandell Civitan Scholar. Krystal Tillman, an Anson High Student from Morven, was awarded the James Martin Civitan Scholarship. She plans to study psychology and business at UNC-Charlotte.
All of the applicants were well-prepared academically for a college career, but according to Sandra Pliescott, chair of the Civitan Scholarship Committee, these four stand out for their willingness to take on leadership roles in their churches, schools, and clubs, or showed outstanding commitment towards bettering their community.
Beverley Getzen, who made the presentations on behalf of the Civitans, reminded the students that these scholarships represent more than the contributions of 32 Civitans. They were funded through small gifts from hundreds of their neighbors who bought Civitan Christmas wreaths and fruitcake, birthday calendars, and hot dogs, or who bought tickets for last fall’s rubber ducky races.