GREENSBORO, N.C. – May 1, 2012 – Five high school seniors and five community college students transferring to four-year institutions have been recognized as the 2012 CR Legal Team Chairman’s and Next-Step Scholarship recipients, respectively. These 10 winners have demonstrated a deep passion for giving back to their local and/or global communities and will receive $1,000 towards their college tuition in addition to an Apple iPad.
With increasing hardships and economic difficulty in pursuing a college education, CR Legal Team looks to continually create ways to help students follow their educational goals and secure financial aid. To date, CR Legal Team has donated nearly $130,000 in scholarships and technology to college-bound students to support standing up for their futures.
The CR Legal Team Chairman’s Scholarship was offered to local North Carolina high school seniors who showcase an outstanding aptitude and passion for community service to their local or global communities. Applicants had to have above a 2.8 GPA and respond to an essay question on reducing distracted driving, which is currently a hot topic throughout the country. The Next-Step Scholarship recognizes North Carolina community college students, with a 2.5 GPA or better, who are transferring to an in-state four-year college or university in the fall to continue their education. Next-Step Scholarship entrants were judged on their community involvement and also on their written essay regarding their education and career goals.
“We received many submissions from community-minded, goal-oriented local students this year,” said Chris Roberts, CR Legal Team ’ president. “It was difficult to narrow down; however we feel that these students show extraordinary promise and CR Legal Team is happy to be a small part of investing in their future.”
CR Legal Team is pleased to congratulate the 2012 Chairman’s Scholarship Winners:
Jordan William Black is from Catawba, N.C., and currently attends Bandys High School. He will
attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall.
Greyson Daniel Whitaker is from Wingate, N.C., and currently attends Union Academy. He will attend High Point University in the fall.
Marissa Marie Stockstadis from Asheville, N.C., and currently attends A.C. Reynolds High School. She will attend Appalachian State University in the fall.
Treyaun Quantez Fultonis from Winston Salem, N.C., and currently attends Parkland Magnet High School. He will attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall.
Tiffany H. Songis from Summerfield, N.C., and currently attends Northern Guilford High School. She will attend Harvard University in the fall.
CR Legal Team is pleased to congratulate the 2012 Next-Step Scholarship Winners:
Rochelle Nicole McCain is from Gibsonville, N.C., and currently attends Rockingham Community
College. She will attend Eastern Carolina University in the fall.
Raquel Tasha McCainis from Gibsonville, N.C., and currently attends Rockingham Community College. She will attend Eastern Carolina University in the fall.
Diedra Shantwanette Lowery is from Hamlet, N.C., and currently attends Richmond Community College. She will attend Meredith College in the fall.
Julie Ann Hicksis from East Bend, N.C., and currently attends Surry Community College. She will attend Appalachian State University in the fall.
Darren Seitz Lipman is from Asheboro, N.C., and currently attends Guilford Technical Community College. He will attend North Carolina State University in the fall.
Earlier this year, CR Legal Team also recognized Morgan McNeil, a high school senior from Granite Falls, N.C., as the 2012 Extreme Dorm Makeover contest winner. She will receive a prize package valued at $1,200 to transform the dormitory room that she will move into at the start of the fall semester.
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