Peterson Receives Top Honors At Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE – Anthony Peterson of Clinton received three prestigious awards during University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Day.

The President’s Citizenship Award, first awarded in 1972, is a scholarship sponsored by President J. William Byrd and Mrs. Marcy E. Byrd.  The award is presented to a returning student who has made the greatest contribution to the College during the academic year.  The scholarship is payable on future educational expenses at University of Mount Olive.  A ballot of the student body chooses the recipient.

Peterson, the son of Penny Robinson and Herbert Peterson, is a junior agriculture science education major.  He is President of the Ensemble Gospel Choir and serves as a Student Assistant in the Admissions Office.  He is a member of several on-campus organizations including:  Collegiate FFA, Student Theological Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fellowship of African-Americans, and the Student Ministry Team.

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