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Pender high school student to serve on state athletic council

PENDER COUNTY — A local athlete will be serving as an advocate for students to sports administrators, with a goal to enhance and better the student athletic community.

Pender High School senior Melia Fullwood will serve on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Council. She is one of 26 members to represent each NCHSAA region and more than 200,000 athletes.

“The appointment recognizes Fullwood’s athletic achievements, academic excellence, and commitment to community service, making her an ideal representative for Pender High School and the broader student-athlete community,” according to a release from Pender County Schools.

A cheerleader and varsity volleyball player, Fullwood will lead the council, be a voice for fellow athletes and help promote an inclusive athletic community across the state.

Involved in the BETA Club, Fullwood holds a leadership position in the National Honor Society and works at youth summer camps. Fullwood follows in the footsteps of her brother Josef, who served on the council in 2019-2020.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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