Eagle Scout honored
Benjamin Brenton Smith has been named Boy Scout Troop 397s newest Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, a young man must have previously attained the Life Scout rank, held a position of leadership within the troop for at least six months, earned at least 21 merit badges, and successfully completed a community service project. Smith has been involved with Boy Scouts since fifth grade, when he joined as a Webelos with Pack 33 in Tuscarora Council, and has earned 32 merit badges to date.
Smiths Eagle Scout project involved replacing the 24 driving-tour signs at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks. Smith chose this project because of his interest in history and his desire to contribute to a state historical site. Over 250 community service hours were contributed by 21 people to complete his project that spanned from April to August.
State Fair art winner
Terry Williams Raleigh, won a blue ribbon in Fine Art and Photography exhibition/Amateur Painting. His entry was a Lancaster Amish Scene in oil. Williams paints for pleasure and also does commission work. The Garner native most enjoys painting scenes of the past.
The Clayton branch of the National Association of University Women has announced its scholarship awards for 2013. The following students are scholarship recipients:
• Kiara Barbour is the daughter of Charles and Betty Barbour. She attendsJohnston Community College in Smithfield. She received a $2,2725 scholarship.
• India Little is the daughter of Herbert and Tameka Bowden. She attends East Carolina University in Greenville. She recived a $1,618 scholarship.
• Alicia McLeoud is the daughter of Robert and Wanda McLeoud. She is a student at Winston-Salem State University. Her scholarship is worth $2,162.
• Kristi Perry is the daughter of Jermaine and Shakia Perry. She attends Campbell University in Buies Creek. Her scholarship was for $2,002.
• Amber Royal is the daughter of Ronnie and Geraldine Royal. A student at the Art Institute of Charlotte she recieved a scholarship worth $2,646.
• Alysa Vereen is the daughter of Michael and Letisa Vereen. She is a student at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. She received a $3,586 scholarship.