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Historical Society Presents Marks Scholarship to New Bern High School Senior

Stacy Renae Partin
Stacy Renae Partin, right, with her parents Mark and Deborah Partin at the New Bern Historical Society’s annual Awards Banquet.

Stacy Renae Partin Receives Four Year Scholarship

The New Bern Historical Society presented its Marks Scholarship for 2015 to New Bern High School senior Stacy Renae Partin at the New Bern Historical Society’s annual Awards Banquet on May 7.  The award was presented by Mary Parrish, a member of the Scholarship Committee.

Miss Partin, daughter of Mark and Deborah Partin of New Bern, is a graduating senior at New Bern High School where she has been active and provided leadership in: the New Bern High School Environmental Club; service organization Interact earning Most Service Hours her Junior year; the National Honor Society her Junior and Senior years; and, Varsity Cross Country, and Indoor Track and Outdoor Track serving as Captain or Co-Captain for all three teams. She will attend N C State where she will study environmental sciences and hopes to join the Wolfpack Environmental Student Association.

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.”

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society