Communities in Schools awards scholarships to Brunswick graduates

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Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) has awarded scholarships to college-bound seniors from the class of 2015 in each Brunswick County high school.

Each CIS scholarship recipient received at least $1,000 toward college tuition, according to Todd Beane, a CIS spokesman. Student winners were selected by the CIS Scholarship Committee based on an application, essay and an interview.

Lauren Demko from West Brunswick High School was awarded the CIS Cynthia Tart Scholarship for $1,000 in honor of Cynthia Tart, who served as CIS of Brunswick County Executive Director for 19 years.

Nikayla Ramsey, of North Brunswick High School, received the Teddy Hiatt Pageant Scholarship for $1,700. Kelsi Kazmierczak, of South Brunswick High School, was awarded the Teddy Hiatt Scholarship for $1,000, and Hunter French, of South Brunswick High School, received the Teddy Hiatt Pageant Scholarship for $5,000.

Recipients of $1,000 CIS college scholarships are:

  • Heather Marie Soucek, Brunswick County Early College High School
  • Hayley Watson, North Brunswick High School
  • Kristine Slade, North Brunswick High School
  • Skyler Ballantine, South Brunswick High School
  • Garret Dixon, South Brunswick High School
  • Katrina Galloway, South Brunswick High School
  • Khaliya Williams, West Brunswick High School
  • Bryan Willis, West Brunswick High School
  • Lindsey Ragon, West Brunswick High School.

Scholarships were presented to recipients at the Senior Awards Ceremony held at each high school.

Communities in Schools of Brunswick County is part of the national Communities in Schools network. Communities in Schools operates programs in 17 schools in Brunswick County. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities in Schools serves more than 3,100 young people and their families each year.