Two $12,000 Golden LEAF scholarships awarded this morning at Heide Trask High School in Pender County. The Golden LEAF Scholarship is one of many tools the Golden LEAF Foundation has to help fulfill the purpose of growing the rural economy. The Foundation hopes, that through these scholarships, Lindsay Wood and Yaritza Aguilera will be able to gain valuable knowledge and skills and come back to their hometowns or other rural areas to help our rural communities prosper. This year the Foundation awarded 215 scholarships, across North Carolina, from an applicant pool of 2,600 students.

Helping Carolyn Justice with the presentation is Pender County Commission Chairman, George Brown.

Lindsay Wood and Yaritza Aguilera are pictured with their Golden LEAF Scholarships, presented to them from Pender County Commission Chairman George Brown and Carolyn Justice

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