Johnston County Students Receive Awards At MOC

MOUNT OLIVE – Three Johnston County residents were recognized for their achievements at University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Keith Woodard of Princeton received the Best Literature Student Award.  Woodard, the son of Catherine J. and Keith Gerald Woodard, Jr., is a senior major in professional writing.  The Best Literature Student Award is a $100 award from Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society chosen by the Language and Literature faculty.

Crystal Guy of Clayton received the Outstanding Psychology Major Award in Research Concentration.  Guy, a senior clinical psychology major and religion minor, is the daughter of Jackie and Mark Guy.  Guy also received the Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Academic Excellence.  The $3,000 cash award is given to the baccalaureate graduate who best exemplifies serious academic pursuit and love and breadth of learning. The recipient must have been a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Christina Westbrook of Four Oaks received the North Carolina Association of CPAS Scholarship. Westbrook, a junior business administration accounting major, is the daughter of Eric T. Westbrook.  The North Carolina Association of CPAs Scholarship is sponsored by the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and awarded to outstanding accounting students selected by the University of Mount Olive accounting faculty.

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