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Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships

May 15, 2007

Category: Academics, Students

First Family Scholarship LuncheonFourteen incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2007 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships. These students were among more than 74 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.

First Family Scholarships are the most prestigious scholarships at Catawba. Selected students are invited to campus to compete for scholarship awards which range from $14,500 to full tuition (approximately $20,836). These students participate in series of faculty interviews, writing an essay on why they aspired to be a scholarship recipient, and providing confidential written recommendations from teachers or administrators concerning their abilities, academic achievement, character and motivation.

The average GPA for those competing students was 4.08, while their SAT score average was approximately 1230. 
Students receiving full tuition scholarships are Pierce Autry of Lexington Park, Md., son of Larry and Meleesa Autry and a student at Saint Mary's Ryken High School and Timothy Cook of Spartanburg, S.C., son of David and Lisa Cook and a student at Boiling Springs High School. Others receiving First Family Scholarships include Carolyn Foster of Baltimore, Md., daughter of Louis and Patricia Foster and a student at Baltimore City College; Jackson Holder of Charleston, S.C., son of Robert and Kristen Holder and a student at Charleston County School of the Arts; Steffanie Jimenez of Salisbury, daughter of Jose and Elizabeth Jimenez and a student at North Hills Christian School; Kendra Joyner of Rock Spring, Wyo., daughter of Harvey and Karen Joyner and a student at Rock Springs High School; Lara PoploFirst Family Scholarship Luncheon of Newark, Del., daughter of Vincent and Michele Poplo and a student at Towle Institute; Christopher Ryan of Pittsboro, N.C., son of Michael and Darlene Ryan and a student at Northwood High School; Elizabeth Sloop of Salisbury, daughter of Samuel and Mary Sloop and a student at West Rowan High School; Rebecca "Lucy" Scott of Mt. Pleasant, daughter of Dean and Kelly Scott and a student at Mt. Pleasant High School; Carrie Harris of Asheville, daughter of Pete and Myra Harris and a student at A.C. Reynolds High School; Caitlyn Garrison of Asheville, daughter of john and Teresa Garrison and a student at A.C. Reynolds High School; Zachary Owen of Charlotte, son of Joe and Celia Owen and a student at East Mecklenburg High School; Nathanial Griffin of Moravian Falls, son of Michael and Mary Griffin and a student at Wilkes Central High School; Jeremy Konkol of Riegelwood, son of Brian and Susan Konkol and a student at East Columbus High School; and Joseph Manser of Mooresville, son of Joseph and Pamela Manser and a student at Lake Norman High School.

For more information on Catawba College's First Family Scholarships visit the institution's website at



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