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40 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 23 - May 29, 1997 Greenwood Trust supports Strong Communities with scholarship By Kerry Kester Greenwood Trust Company honored nine students from the Strong Communities Initiative Monday, May 19, when each of the students was presented with a one-time $5,000 college scholar- ship. In addition to Greenwood Trust's commendations, the stu- dents were also commended and inspired by Gov. Tom Carper and Olympic gold medalist Dionna Harris, who competed as a softball player in the 1996 Atlanta games. Two Cape Region students were among those earning the awards: Monique Milbourne and Tyon Christopher, both of Westside New Beginnings, which repre- sents West Rehoboth and Burton Village. President of Greenwood Trust Company Nathan Hill told guests at the Sussex Pines Country Club dinner that the students meriting the awards were the "existing strengths in their communities." To the students, he offered ad- vice: "There are very few overnight successes," said Hill. "Usually, lasting success comes from learning from our failures." The scholarship recipients, he said, were there because they had persevered. "Let me urge you...to keep on this path," he said. Hill cautioned the students that Continued on page 42 Monique Milbourne (left) and Tyon Christopher (right), both of Westside New Beginnings, the community organiza- tion representing West Rehoboth and Burton Village in the Strong Communities Initiative, recently earned $5,000 schol- arships from the Greenwood Trust Company. The two stu- dents are shown with 1996 Olympic softball gold medalist Dionna Harris, who was the keynote speaker at a dinner that honored nine Strong Communities Initiative scholarship re- cipients. The dinner was held Monday, May 19, at Sussex Pines Country Club, where Gov. Tom Carper made a brief vis- it to commend each of the scholars, their family members, the community leaders, the schools and the Delaware State Po- lice for the time, effort and encouragement they have provid- ed the students. Milbourne is a senior at Sussex Technical High School, where she participated in the Drama Club, Key Club and Stu- dent Government Association, served four years as class pres- ident and as a peer mentor. She played field hockey and bas- ketball and volunteered in an after-school and the Adopt-A- Highway programs. She is a member of her church choir. Milbourne plans to attend Delaware State University, where she will major in criminal justice and minor in sociology. She is the daughter of Brenda Kelley and stepdaughter of Earvin Kelley. Christopher is a senior at Cape Henlopen High School. He has participated in the band, jazz band, jazz choir, theatre, Future Educators of America, Positive Self Image (PSI), JROTC, Science Olympiad, track team and step groups. Christopher was chosen foi the All-Star and All-Conference football teams. He was the first young person in Delaware to be awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr., Award for outstand- ing community service. He plans to attend Delaware State University and major in elementary education. He is the son of Beverly Christopher and stepson of Alvin Lake. Classic Kitchens VISIT OUR SHOWROOM iiii; ..... "We specialize in custom kitchen work, counters, cabinets, flooring. When I leave the job, it's done fight." u Ron Con_nor, proprietor Classic Kitchens 1111 Five Pointe Plaza Next to Western Auto 645-5810 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday beginning May I Greenwood Trust Company presented $5,000 scholarships to each of nine students from the Strong Communities Initiative during a dinner Monday, May 19, at Sussex Pines Country Club. Shown, (l-r) are Nathan Hill, president of Greenwood Trust Company; Charles Cannon, Coverdale Crossroads; Monique Milbourne, Westside New Beginnings; Jessica Armwood and Kyleef Watts, both of Coverdale Crossroads; Gov. Tom Carper; Brenda Nhan, Pepper Ridge; Tyon Christopher, Westside New Beginnings; Veronica and James Nhan, and Hoang Van Tran, all of Pepper Ridge; Dionna Harris, 1996 Olympic softball gold medalist; and Roger Pri- or, community reinvestment act/communmity affairs director, Greenwood Trust Company. I The HAIR in 1HIAIIlR00 BY IEIDWA0000LD JIAME00 means HAIIR, We offer other services, but our main objective is Fabulous 00cir! .... Corrective Color .Classic & Contemporary Cuts And as always, we consult with the best authority...YOU! 4323 Highway Orle Rehoboth Beach, De 302-227-1960 * 800-259-0407 III