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ECU awards five local high school seniors full scholarships

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Five high school seniors from the east are among 20 incoming freshman selected for the prestigious EC Scholars program at East Carolina University.

The recipients, announced this week, include Joanna Paul and Austin Phillips, both of Greenville, Jessica Rogers of Nashville, Cameron Worthington of Winterville and Nadiya Yerich of New Bern.

Paul will come to ECU following a rigorous home-school curriculum at Aristos Academy that included extracurricular activities and service to the community. She wants to use a career as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to provide care to the underserved.

Phillips, a J.H. Rose High School senior, is an intended communication major. This summer, Phillips will be announcing Greenville Little League baseball games at Elm Street Park after working with high school students at a Young Life camp in Georgia.

Rogers, a senior at Nash Central High School, plans to major in musical theatre at ECU. She wants to be a performer as well as a private coach. Rogers plans to spend most of her summer volunteering at children’s performing arts camps in Rocky Mount and Wilson.

Worthington, who will graduate from D.H. Conley High School, has been identified as an alternate for the Early Assurance Program in Medicine, in which students are guaranteed entry into the Brody School of Medicine at ECU upon completion of their undergraduate degrees.

Yerich is from New Bern and plans to major in biomedical engineering, attend medical school and become a family physician. She is a senior at Havelock High School.

The EC Scholars is the university’s most prestigious undergraduate academic scholarship program. Recipients are admitted to ECU’s Honors College and receive a scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, for a total value of approximately $61,000.

For more details on the scholarship program, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ecscholars.

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