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Four Are Chosen For ECU Program
Four Brunswick County students
arc amont 292 junior and senior high
students from the eastern half of the
state chosen to participate in a resi
dential program for young leaders at
Hast Carolina University this sum
They are Jomondre Frink, Ash;
Christopher Russ Jr., Leland; Tri
netta Bryant. Inngwnnd; Timothy
Theodore Daniels, Shallotte.
The students v.-i!! spend two
veeks at ECU as participants in the
1994 Legislators' School for Youth
leadership Development. The pro
gram, which consists of activities to
develop the students' leadership,
thinking and communication skills,
is operated by the ECU Rural
A similar program for potential
leaders in western North Carolina is
being held at Western Carolina
University in Cullowhee.
Rising eighth- and ninth-grade
students attending the eastern Legis
lators' School will be on campus for
a June 19-July 1 session, and stu
dents will will be in grades 10-12
will attend a July 3-July IS session.
The students will be housed on cam
pus. All expenses are paid from
funds provided by the N.C. General
Both sessions consist of work
shops, field trips, outdoor adven
tures, seminars and a variety of cul
tural and recreational activities.
North Carolina traditions, present
conditions and future development
arc a primary focus of all Legis
lators' School sessions.
The legislators' School series
was begun to foster leadership quali
ties among the state's school-aged
youth who arc not being served by
the public schools' programs for
gifted and talented students. Most of
the students selected arc from rural
Helps With Rescue
Of Burning Ship
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Walter C. Volink recently participat
ed in the rescue of a burning ship
while serving aboard the guided
missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay.
Vblink is the son of Walter and
Dorthy Volink of Calabash.
During a recent port visit to
Pusan. Korea, the ship and crew
helped extinguish a major fire
aboard the American-flagged con
tainer ship MC President Wash
USS Mobile Bay came to the aid
Of the biurnii^ Siiip aaCi all Clgni*
hour effort by shipyard workers and
neighboring fire departments failed
to control a fire in its cargo contain
From the time Volink and his
shipmates took over the battle, it
took 22 hours to extinguish the blaze
with 187 sailors forming 13 fire
fighting teams. The remainder of the
ship's 350-man crew provided criti
cal support from aboard the cruiser.
Despite the challenges of bringing
the fire under control, there were no
Yblink is a 1985 graduate of New
Brighton (Pa.) High School. He
joined the Navy in July 1987.
Earns A&T Degree
Julia McKay has earned the bach
elor of arts de
gree in commu
nications with a
She is the
Cornelius and Berty Brown of Ash.
She is a 1989 graduate of West
Brunswick High School.
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer
Michael D. Stokes was recently pro
moted to his present rank and report
ed for duty aboard the Coast Guard
Cutter Farallon, homcported in
Miami Beach, Fla.
He is the son of Richard G. and
Myrtle B. Stokes of Leland. He
joined the Coast Guard in August
Ryan D. Windsor of Long Beach
was among 2,450 students earning
degrses from the University of
North Csrclisi ;! Greensboro dur
ing its 102nd commencement May
He was awarded the bachelor of
arts degree in media studies.
King In 'Who's Who'
Ash resident Carlton Jeffrey King
has been named to "Who's Who
Among American College and Uni
versity Students" by East Coast
Bible College, Charlotte.
He is the son of Carl Dawson
King and Mary Causey King.
King is a junior at East Coast
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Two Brunswick County students
were named to the dean's list for the
spring semester at Meredith College.
They are Jessica Brown Ezzell,
daughter of Mary Ezzell and Wil
liam Ezzell of Southport. and Le
nora Michelle Lewis, daughter of
Lawrence and Karen Bridger of
Long Beach. Bridger had a 4.0, or
straight A, average.
Inman Aboard Carrier
Petty OlTiCci 3iu cuos oiuy u.
Inman of Shallotte has departed for
a six-month deployment to the
Mediterranean aboard the aircraft
carrier USS George Washington.
based in Norfolk, Va. The carrier
and its crew took part this past
weekend in the 50th anniversary
commemoration of D-Day, the
Allied invasion of Normandy, June
The 1988 graduate of West
Brunswick High School joined the
U.S. Navy in 1991. He is the hus
band of Ginny Inman of Shallotte
and the son of Shelton and Martha
Inman of Ash.
Clemmons Family Plans June Get-Together |
Aii informal Clemmons family
get-together is planned Sunday, June
19, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at
the Brunswick County Firing Range
at Lennon's Crossroads, Bolivia.
Lunch will be spread at approxi
mately 1 p.m., with each family
asked to bring a covered dish dinner.
Family members are also asked to
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with family records, family photo
graph albums, family history re
search. letters, church records, etc
Family group photographs will be
made throughout the afternoon.
All descendants of Timothy and
Mary Caison Clemmons are invited
The event is being hosted by de
sccndants of Oliver Dunbar and Ma
lissa Arnold Clcmmons. Dunbar
Clcmmons was a son of George and
Kitty Ann Stanley Clcmmons, and a
grandson of Timothy and Mary
Caison Clcmmons. His brothers and
sisters included Mrs. Ephraim
(Lydia Ann) Holden; Mrs. John
(Roena C lcmmons) Clcmmons; hp
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married Lundy Lewis; Mrs. Charles
Henry (Mary Emma Clcmmons)
Dsvis Clernncss, whs rr. sr
ried first Kitsey Ann Clemmons and
then Emma Edwards; Jim Henry
Clcmmons, who married Elizabeth
Evans, Franklin Tom Clcmmons,
who married first Rosa Sellers and
then Ida Sellers; Lewis Baxter
West Students, Supporters
Recognized With Reception
More than 200 people attended
West Brunswick High School's
Academic Reception June 2 to rec
ognize students for their accom
plishments and people in the com
munity for their support.
Seven students received awards
for 4.0, or straight-A, averages.
Sixteen awards were given for high
est average in subject areas. Letters
and pins went to 107 students who
stayed on the A or B honor rolls all
Fred McGec presented awards to
Muucnis who had improved the most
in four academic areas. Their selec
tion was based on pre-testing and
post-testing for each area.
The winners are Trace Hopkins,
English; Devan Hewett, social stud
ies; Johnathon Fisher, math; and
Allison R. Hardee, science. Each re
ceived a $100 savings bond.
The South Brunswick Islands
Women's Club was recognized for
donating money to purchase the
awards and for assisting with serv
ing refreshments after the reception.
Serving on the Student Recog
nition Committee were BUI Jackson,
Jim Price, Janet Baldwin, Yulanda
Bollinger, Gary Poulos, Dawn Hicks
and Margaret Arrowcod.
Clemmons, who married Jessie
Hickman; Benjamin Clemmons,
who married Leona H olden; and
George Washington Clemmons, who
married Alwilda Cumbee.
The county firing range is near
Lennon's Crossroads and can be
reached from Midway, Gilbert and
Clemmons roads. From Lennon's
Ciuuiuak, foiiow i he signs.
For more information or more
specific directions, contact either
Scuji nrlgnci Clemmons at 253
6457, or Susan Usher Eggert at 754
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