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Jordan-Matthews senior awarded Pogue Scholarship

Posted Thursday, March 23, 2006

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Siler City, NC - Alyssa Goodwin has been selected to receive a Joseph E. and Grace Needham Pogue Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of clear achievements in academics, leadership, and citizenship in high school and potential for continued success at the University.

"My JM counselor, Maragaret Grayson, introduced me to scholarship my sophomore year, and I had been thinking about it ever since," said Goodwin. "The whole scholarship interview visit in February was very interactive; I got to meet lots of Pogue scholars, and hear about their experiences. I was basically a Carolina student for a weekend, and I really enjoyed it."

Alyssa plans a double major in political science and Spanish, with a eye toward a legal career. During her high school years, she has been involved with HOSA, Beta Club, and student government. She is the daughter of Doug and Monica Goodwin of Siler City and the grandaughter of Walter and Cristina Shue.

“I am glad to see a student who has worked as hard as Alyssa be rewarded,” said Jordan-Matthews principal David Moody. “The selection committee did a great job; they could not have chosen a finer young woman. Alyssa is a credit to her school, her community, and her family.”

The Pogue Scholarship is in the amount of $7,500 per academic year, and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

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