Brown is Post 126 Band Scholarship recipient

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Jeremiah Brown, graduate of Perquimans County High School, is this year’s recipient of Post 126 Annual $500 Band Scholarship. Brown (left) receives his certificate and $500 check from Post Commander Rick Caporale.

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From staff reports

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jeremiah Brown is this year’s recipient of Post 126 Annual $500 Band Scholarship.

Post Commander Rick Caporale made the presentation of the certificate and $500 check at the Post’s May meeting.

Brown’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown and Jeremiah attended the meeting and presentation.

The scholarship goes to a senior member of the Perquimans County High School Band. In addition to academic work, band participation and community involvement are considered in the selection process. Brown, who holds a 3.56 GPA, plays the clarinet and four other instruments. He is active in his church as a volunteer for food distribution while also being an all-district band selectee. He was in marching band, pep band and pit orchestra and was selected for The Carolina Band Festival of 2019.

He plans to attend Elizabeth City State University this fall, eventually hoping to transfer to East Carolina University.

 Lynch receives DAR’s JROTC Bronze Medal

Virginia Dare Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Kill Devil Hills, presented the Society's JROTC Bronze Medal at Currituck County High School's Underclassman Recognition Night to Cadet Deanna Lynch.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Medal program was established in 1967 as a means of recognizing and rewarding student cadets of outstanding ability and achievement in secondary school.

James graduates from USAF basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Shaquan James graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

James is the son of Alisha James and Ervin Ford of Hertford, and the husband of Lether James of Rome, Ga.

He is a 2012 graduate of Perquimans County High School.

Anton named to Grove City Dean’s List

Nicolette Anton, an exercise science major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the spring 2019 semester.

Nicolette is a 2015 graduate of John A. Holmes High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Anton (Vivian) from Edenton.

Gilbert named to President's List at Coastal Carolina

Savanna K. Gilbert, a early childhood education pre-major, was named to the Coastal Carolina University President's List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Gilbert is from Moyock. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average to make the President's List.

Drake a delegate to Future Medical Leaders Congress

Genesis Drake, a freshman at Currituck County High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25.

The Congress is an honors program for high school students who want to become physicians or who will go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

She was selected based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, she will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Founder, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Genesis Drake are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. 

Wright awarded coastal tourism leadership award

John Wright, general manager and vineyard manager of Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, was presented with the 2019 N.C. Coast Host Northern Coast Tourism Leadership Award on May 2.

Located in the heart of coastal Currituck County, Sanctuary Vineyards has been growing European style vinifera grapes and producing award-winning fine wine since 2008 and is the brainchild of Wright, the newest generation of Wright farmers in the region.