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Historical Society Presents Marks Scholarship to New Bern High School Senior


Kayla Toler Receives Four Year Scholarship

The New Bern Historical Society recently presented its Marks Scholarship for 2013 to New Bern High School senior Kayla Toler. Miss Toler and her family attended the New Bern Historical Society’s annual Awards Banquet where she was named the Marks Scholar by Historical Society Board Member, John Leys.

The Marks Scholarship was established by a trust estate created in 1968 under the terms of the will of Miss Harriet Marks as a memorial to the O. Marks family (for which the downtown building is named). The scholarship goes to a senior graduating from New Bern High School for the purpose of obtaining higher education at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher learning. It can be used for tuition, board or lodging. Renewable for three succeeding years as long as academic standards are maintained, the scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving senior based on scholarship and service to community and school. The Marks Scholarship furthers the Historical Society’s mission “to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.”

Miss Toler plans to attend UNC Wilmington in the fall.

For more information, please call 252-638-8558 or visit the New Bern Historical Society at 512 Pollock Street, New Bern.

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society