Another Roanoke Rapids High School Senior has been awarded the Ethel Crawley Scholarship giving him a free undergraduate education to the college of his choice.
Assistant Superintendent Larry Catalano surprised Christian Thompson with the scholarship letter Wednesday morning at Roanoke Rapids High School surrounded by his family.
The Ethel W. Crawley Memorial Education Fund Scholarship directs a scholarship selection committee to award a full four-year scholarship that will cover tuition, room, board, school fees, and books. In addition to the scholarship, the recipients will receive additional money to purchase a computer. Thompson who has worked a full-time job while attending high school plans to attend East Carolina University and major in Nursing.
“This is really a miracle! I didn’t think they were going to award an additional scholarship this year. Everyone who applied was so deserving. I’m really grateful for this and want to use it to eventually help others by becoming a nurse” Thompson said.
RRHS Senior Emli Edwards was awarded in April.