Reynolds graduate receives Mt. Moriah Outreach Center scholarship award

Reynolds graduate receives Mt. Moriah Outreach Center scholarship award
August 20
00:00 2015

In above photo: Scholarship recipient Emerci Jones (holding her certificate) surrounded by church officials of Mt. Moriah Outreach Center. (Submitted photo)

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On Aug. 9, Mt. Moriah Outreach Center (MMOC), 317 Jefferson Street in Kernersville, presented the 2015 Deacon David McQueen Scholarship Award.

Bishop Todd Fulton is the pastor.

The scholarship fund is named in honor of Deacon Emeritus David McQueen.

The scholarship of $1,000 and a laptop computer is presented to MMOC graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education who have maintained at least a 2.8 GPA (grade point average) and are active in church service.

In 2015, Emerci Jones completed the requirements to receive the 2015 Deacon David McQueen Scholarship Award. Emerci Jones is the daughter of Deacon Terrell and Marcia Robinson.

She is a graduate of R.J .Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, where she maintained a 3.95 GPA.

Emerci is a member of the National Honor Society and a student athlete who excelled in lacrosse.

She is active in Youth Department activities, including Youth Sunday, First Touch Ministries and MMOC Black Awareness.

She has assisted with the MMOC Health Fair, the MMOC Bread of Life Food Bank and Community Garden.

She is enrolled this fall at Appalachian State University in Boone, where she will study veterinary medicine.

The celebration consisted of a presentation service for the honoree followed by the scholarship dinner.

Deacon McQueen and Bishop Fulton offered reflections and words of encouragement.

Trustee Tonya Ingram presented Emerci Jones with a Microsoft Surface laptop.

Bishop Fulton anointed Emerci and prayed for a successful freshman year.

The Deacon David McQueen Scholarship Fund was established in 2007.

To date there have been five recipients: Minister Claude Mitchell (Fayetteville State ’12), Mariah Fulton (Elizabeth City State ’14) Breannah Davis-Bloom (College of Charleston ’15) Makayla Shaw (Mars Hill ’18) and Antonio Smith (Gardner Webb ’18).

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