Nine awarded Shipman Scholarships


Bethea Brown Jones McCray B. McLean C. McLean Lloyd-Pone Walls Williams


BLADENBORO — The 15th annual Shipman Memorial Fundraising Scholarship Program in loving memory of William Dewey Shipman, Sr. and Zenah Mae Clarida Shipman was held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church (Sandhill Community) Bladenboro presided by the Rev. Viola L. Freeman, Pastor.

The theme for the night was “Touched by an Angel.”

Master of ceremony was De’Jour Alexander Simpson, (great-grandson), a senior at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte. His mother, Mrs. Paula Rhodes Simpson, introduced him with pinning of boutonniere by sisters Lalia and Mia Simpson.

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church of Elizabethtown combined choir and Mr. Harlold Boone, soloist, member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church of Hallsboro provided inspirational music.

A special 15th year video memorial tribute was presented in memory of “Dewey” and “Zenah” by The Shipman Family production of Mr. Jerry Faulker. A total of 81 scholarships in the amount of $500 each has been awarded from 2002-2015.

The scholarship winners recognized were:

Naiya Jasmine Bethea

Whiteville, North Carolina

Daughter of: Amanda Bartley

Graduate of: Whiteville High School, Whiteville, NC

College: Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC

Major: Psychology

Kayla Michelle Brown

Riegelwood, North Carolina

Daughter of: Cecil Brown & Christie Brown

Graduate of: East Columbus High School, Lake Waccamaw, NC

College: Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Major: Athletic Training

Brandon Jones

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Son of: Rickie Jones & Larhonda Jones

Graduate of: East Bladen High School, Elizabethtown, NC

College: North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Major: Musical Education

Diamond Shantrell McCray

Whiteville, North Carolina

Daughter of: Barnard McCray & Cherry Brunson

Graduate of: Whiteville High School, Whiteville, NC

College: North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Major: Healthcare & Business Administration

Brianna Nicole McLean

Whiteville, North Carolina

Daughter of: William McLean & Sherlynn McLean

Graduate of: Whiteville High School, Whiteville, NC

College: North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Major: Criminal Justice

Cheryl Ann McLean

Whiteville, North Carolina

Daughter of: William McLean & Sherlynn McLean

Graduate of: Whiteville High School, Whiteville, NC

College: North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Major: Child Development Education

Isaiah Lloyd-Pone

White Oak, North Carolina

Son of: Lorenzo Pone & Vanessa Lloyd

Graduate of: West Bladen High School, Bladenboro, NC

College: North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

Major: Business Management

Tavoy William Benjamin Walls

Clarkton, North Carolina

Son of: Tirrell Rogers & Mecca Watkins

Graduate of: West Bladen High School, Bladenboro, NC

College: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Major: Chemical Engineering

Monica Alexandrea Williams

Whiteville, North Carolina

Daughter of: Lowell Williams & Jetty Williams

Graduate of: Whiteville High School, Whiteville, NC

College: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Major: Biology

Bethea Brown Jones McCray B. McLean C. McLean Lloyd-Pone Walls Williams
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