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2016 SAT Scholars

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For more than 30 year Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. (SAT) have awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

This year 92 students received either $500 or $1,000 scholarships.

A banquet was held May 19, 2016 at Jacksonville High School to acknowledge awards recipients and celebrate their commitment to academic excellence and service to others. Family members, SAT members, Onslow County Schools’ staff, administrators and Board of Education members were in attendance to commend the scholars on all their hard work and to encourage them as they head off to college to continue to do their best work and always give back to their community.

To be eligible, students must make a commitment to complete community service hours required for the program and meet the academic requirements as well. Every student who met the criteria received a scholarship.

This year students representing each of Onslow County’s seven high schools completed 10,843 hours of community service and received a combined $87,000 worth of scholarship funds.

One high school student was chosen to receive an additional scholarship. For the third year a top scholar was chosen among the group to receive a special scholarship in memory of Dr. Kay Gresham, the organization’s long standing executive director and the driving force behind the creation of the organization. Bryan Rusch, of Jacksonville High School, received an additional $1,000 scholarship for best exemplifying the traits and character of Dr. Gresham – service above self.

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