Classmates and families gather to celebrate Cape Hatteras Secondary School seniors

Published 7:50 pm Saturday, June 11, 2022

Members of the Class of 2022 and their families gathered for the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Senior Celebration on May 25, 2022. The festive event was held at the Hatteras Village Civic Center, where families set tasty food offerings on the serving tables.

Scholarship presenters brought $211,895 in scholarships to the 41-member Class of 2022.

Some scholarships are memorials to teachers and administrators, like the Elvin Hooper Memorial Scholarship, offered for the first time this year. Hooper was a long-time teacher at the Hatteras Island school. Other memorial scholarships honor family members.

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Four island civic associations award scholarships as do businesses and county-wide organizations. Some scholarships are earmarked for health fields of study.

At the end of the awards, Cape Hatteras Secondary’s principal Beth Rooks said, “a lot of love, passion and care” is behind these scholarships. “Believe in yourself” and “always know you have a home.”

Class members with post-secondary destinations are listed along with scholarships awarded.

Emily Grace Bayne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dare Education Foundation $1,000; Wallace H McCown $1,500; Cape Hatteras Anglers Club $1,000; Dare County Boat Builders $5,000 renewable; North Carolina Beach Buggy Association $3,400 for four years; Surf Pediatric Foundation $1,000; Chesapeake Hospital Authority $2,500; Avon Property Owners Association $1,500; Kinnakeet Community $500; Hearts and Hope Foundation Team Luke $1,000; Richard “Dick” Ward Scholarship $900; Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs Scholarship $1,000.

Jose Manuel Briones Avilla, Wake Technical Community College. R. Stewart Couch Memorial $8,800; Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, $1,000 per semester up to eight semesters and transferable; Student Government Association $500.

Sydney Taylor Brown, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal; Golden Leaf Scholarship $3,000 for four years.

Sarah Grace Davis, Word of Life Bible Institute. Kinnakeet Community $500.

Emma Del Monte, Pitt Community College for Emergency Medical Science degree to be paramedic and starting own inshore charter fishing business. Dare County Fire Officers $1,500; Outer Banks Association of Realtors $1,000; Dare County Boat Builders $3,000 renewable; Midgett Realty $2,000; Academic Basketball Scholarship $1,000; Dare County Farm Bureau $500.

Erin Elizabeth Fillmore, College of The Albemarle. JJM Prevenient Grace Memorial $500.

Kirra Gabrielle Folb, East Carolina University. Merian Conner Sawyer Memorial $500; Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild and Light House Local Artists $1,000; Duck Woods Ladies Golf Association Foundation $2,000; Cape Hatteras Anglers Club $1,000; Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Award $100; Dare County Arts Council Artrageous Festival $500, Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs $1,000.

Hobson Scott Freye, Campbell University Merit Scholarship $17,900; Dare County Boat Builders $2,000 renewable; Dare Motorsports $1,500; Braxton B. Hall Scholarship $1,000, Louise “Bubbles” Daniels Scholarship $1,000, Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs $1,000.

Eric Jerome Fulcher Jr., Western Piedmont Community College. John and Bernice Conner Memorial $500; the first Elvin Hooper Memorial $1,000; North Carolina State Firefighters Association $2,000; Dare County Fire Officers, $1,500; Cape Hatteras Anglers Club $1,000; Dare County Boat Builders $2,000 renewable; Outer Banks Gun Club $500, Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs $1,000, Dare Education Foundation $1,000; Richard Cole Evans Scholarship $1,500.

Theodore “Teddy” Mann Harmon, Western Carolina. Avon Property Owners Association $1,500; Kinnakeet Community $500.

Gavin Daniel Herring. Kinnakeet Community $500.

Madison Emily Keiser, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sherman McDaniel Memorial $2,500; University of North Carolina at Greensboro merit scholarship, $3,500; Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal; Marta Martinez Design Your Future $500, Theater of Dare $1,500; Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts $1,000.

Robert Bryant Keiser Jr., College of The Albemarle. Sherman McDaniel Memorial $2,500; Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal.

Damon Ray Lester, East Carolina University. Sherman McDaniel Memorial $2,500.

Devin Jon Lester, North Carolina State University. Sherman McDaniel Memorial $2,500.

Isabella Mia Lettieri, East Carolina University. State Employees Credit Union $10,000; OBX Scholars COA $2,000 renewable; North Carolina Coastal Federation $1,000.

Jennifer Lee Mohnal, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Kinnakeet Community $500;

Madison Rose Marie Morrell. Kinnakeet Community $500.

Elizabeth Anne Muller, North Caroline State University. Go FAR (Go For A Run) $1,000; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary $500; Helen Britt VanCleef Petty Scholarship $3,000.

Clara Jane Oden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship, $3,500; Dare County Boat Builders $4,000 renewable; Hatteras Village Civic Association $2,000 renewable up to four times, Helen Britt VanCleef Petty Scholarship $1,000.

Ayden Joseph Paddock, Cape Fear Community College. William P. Dillon Memorial $500; Sound Construction $1,000.

Renni Parker. Hatteras Village Civic Association $2,000 renewable up to four times

Jobell Christine Porter, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla. Monica F. Collingsworth Scarborough Memorial $2,500; Scott Day Family $1,000; Outer Banks Association of Realtors $1,000; Flagler University Presidential Merit scholarship, $15,745; Cape Hatteras Anglers Club $1,000; Dare County Boat Builders $2,000 renewable; Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative $1,000 per semester up to eight semesters and transferrable; Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal; Surf Rider Foundation $1,000,  Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs $1,000, Richard Cole Evans $1,500.

Logan Scott Rawlins: Kinnakeet Community $500.

Kathleen Marie Quigley, North Carolina State University to study business administration and bio-chemistry, followed by dental school to be an orthodontist. Frank and Ann Pellegrini Memorial $500; Dare Education Foundation $1,000; Outer Banks Association of Realtors $1,000; Dare County Boat Builders $4,000 renewable; Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative $1,000 per semester up to eight semesters and transferrable; Chaps Gray Memorial $1,000.

Marion Jennette Sauer, Meredith College. Wesley Rimmer Boyd Memorial $1,000.

Damon Eric Stump. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal.

Skye Margaux Swenson. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association $600 plus second year renewal.

Yoselyn Trejo-Gabriel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carl Bornfriend Memorial $1,000; Edith Davis Hall RN Memorial $1,000; Lillian W. Riddick Scholarship for nursing, renewable up to $8,000; The Outer Banks Hospital $750, Karen Phillips Scholarship $1,000; Helen Britt VanCleef Petty Scholarship $2,000.

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