Smart awarded scholarship

Published 8:15 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina awarded the 2012 Earl W. Bonner–Eastern Chapter of PENC Scholarship to Stephen Kyle Smart of Winterville.

The scholarship supports engineering students from eastern North Carolina at accredited engineering schools in North Carolina.

Smart is a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering at East Carolina University and a graduate of South Central High School. Kyle has an outstanding GPA and had great recommendations from his professors and engineering mentors on intern projects. Kyle’s parents, Carla and Steve Smart, are proud of their son.

The scholarship honors Earl W. Bonner, a lifelong resident of eastern North Carolina and a World War II veteran who served in the Seabees. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and worked as an engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, the City of Washington and Beaufort County. Carl Bonner, son of the late Earl Bonner, and his wife Julia, were instrumental in establishing the endowment.