Journey Scholars for 2017

Journey Scholars pictured left to right: Haley Johnson, Ressie Owen, Allison Merrell, George H. V. Cecil with the Scholarship Committee, and Ty Reeves.

WNC Communities is proud to announce the Journey Scholars for 2017.  Eight scholarships totaling $11,000 were awarded to deserving high school seniors preparing to attend college.  The following recipients were supported by rural community development centers/clubs active with the WNC Honors program.

Rhiannon Faith Goodwin from Bethel in Haywood County
$1,000 to NC State University

Samuel Eric Henson from Peak Creek in Ashe County
$1,500 to NC State University

Haley Nicole Johnson from Fairview in Buncombe County
$1,500 to NC State University

Allison Nicole Merrell from North Hominy in Haywood County
$1,000 to Montreat College

Gavin Drey Owen from Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County
$1,500 to TriCounty Technical College

Ressie Mae Owen from Balsam Grove in Transylvania County
$1,000 to Gardner Webb University

Lilah Mary Rossell from Ox Creek in Buncombe County
$1,500 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ty Rickey Reeves from Leicester in Buncombe County
$1,500 to AB Technical College

Pat Brinkley Shulimson Scholar: This scholarship is given to a Journey Scholarship recipient with outstanding leadership abilities. We are pleased to announce that Ty Reeves from the Leicester Community was chosen to receive the Pat Brinkley Shulimson Memorial Scholarship of $500 for 2017.