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May 27, 2024 9:03 am

Wayne County Extension Master Gardeners award two scholarships

The Wayne County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners recently awarded two scholarships. From left are Lauren Forgette and Cathy Green, master gardeners; Jackson Taylor and Bryan Diaz, Scholarship recipients and Scott Ashton, master gardener.

GOLDSBORO — The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association recently presented college scholarships to two Wayne County students.

Jackson Taylor of Goldsboro is planning to attend North Carolina State University. Taylor is pursuing a major in turf grass management and a minor in agriculture business. He plans to use his degree towards growing his lawn and landscape business.

Bryan Diaz of Seven Springs is planning to attend the University of Mount Olive. Diaz is pursuing a major in agribusiness. He plans to use his degree towards a career in agriculture.

The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Scholarship is to assist a Wayne County high school senior or full-time college student who has a desire to work in the horticulture or agriculture industry. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, career plans in horticulture or agriculture and future plans for enhancing the quality of life for themselves as well as their communities.

The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program is a program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, where volunteers are trained to assist their local extension office with enhancing public education in consumer horticulture. The association raises funds during the year to provide scholarships that promote the horticulture and agriculture industry by assisting students entering these fields of study.

— From the Wayne County Cooperative Extension website, by Extension Agent Jessica Strickland