Crawley Winner Harley Nowell

Roanoke Rapids High School Senior Harley Nowell is the recipient of this year’s Ethel Crawley Scholarship giving her a free undergraduate education to the college of her choice.  

Superintendent Julie Thompson and RRHS Principal Tom Davis surprised Nowell with the scholarship letter today at Roanoke Rapids High School.  

The Ethel W. Crawley Memorial Education Fund Scholarship directs a scholarship selection committee to award a full four-year scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, school fees, books, and other supplies.

“This takes a huge burden off my family.  I’m so overjoyed and thankful they selected me.  I never thought I’d get a full ride to the college of my choice.  This really makes me more excited for my future knowing that I don’t have to worry about finances for the next four years,” Nowell said.  

Harley plans to pursue a degree in nursing at UNC-Wilmington with a goal of becoming a traveling pediatric nurse. 

Ethel Crawley, who died April 11, 1998, did not want finances to be a barrier for a student getting a college education when she established the scholarship.  She was a lifelong resident of Littleton, teaching music for 28 years at Littleton High School.  

“We are grateful our students have the opportunity to apply for this each year.  Harley has been an honor roll student throughout her entire school career.  She won our citizenship award and is truly a model student who is deserving of this award.  We wish her the best in her future,” said Tom Davis, Principal.