Noon rotary names scholarship winners

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON NOON ROTARY | CONTRIBUTED Ronnie James Kyajia Mourning Elizabeth Miller

Ronnie James
Kyajia Mourning
Elizabeth Miller


From Washington Noon Rotary

Washington Noon Rotary (WNR) congratulates class of 2014 high school graduates Elizabeth Miller, Kayjia Mourning and Ronnie James. Each was awarded a WNR scholarship in recognition of their excellent academic performance, outstanding extra curricular participation and exemplary citizenship/involvement within their community.

Elizabeth graduated from Washington High School, where she was ranked eighth in her class and was consistently on the honor roll. She was a cheerleader and a player on the soccer team. She is a marshall for National Honor Society, an AP and a NC Scholar and a member of the Key Club. In spite of her busy schedule she still made time to be a senior leader at Young Life and volunteer at the hospital. Elizabeth will attend UNC-Chapel Hill, and will major in Biology with a pre-med concentration. She plans to be a pediatrician.

Kayjia attended Southside High School where she was sixth in her class. She was president of the Student Government Association and participated in three varsity sports and still found the time to volunteer with several organizations and be an active member of various clubs including the National Beta Society. She was also selected by WITN-TV to be their Class of 2014 representative. Kayjia will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in Chemistry with a pre-med concentration. Her goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Ronnie is a graduate of Beaufort County Community College’s Early College High School (BCCC/ECHS) and was ranked second in his class. He received the President’s Education Award, is a member of the National Honors Society and was selected as an Ambassador for BCCC/ECHS by the Foundation Board and Board of Trustees. Ronnie is a founder of the BCCC/ECHS Rotary Interact club sponsored by WNR and served as its president. He is a firefighter at Clarks Neck Fire Department and was recognized in 2013 as Clarks Neck Firefighter of the Year. While at BCCC/ECHS he also worked as a supervisor/manager at Scoops Ice Cream and is now a retail sales associate at Reeds Jewelers. Having already earned college credits while at BCCC/ECHS, Ronnie will be transferring to ECU with a goal of obtaining an M.A. in Criminal Justice, in preparation for a career in law enforcement.

We’re thankful for the contributions these three fine young adults have made throughout their high school experience. They have set examples to live by for many of their peers, under classmen and the community. We hope they will once again consider our community as their home upon college graduation. We wish them much future success.