Each year the Historical Society presents scholarships to impressive seniors. This region is abundant with talented and knowledgeable students and we are pleased to honor three deserving students this year.
Our top scholarship winner is
Christopher Spillane, from Topsail HS, for his presentation of a LEGO Stop-motion Animation of the "Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge".
Bailey Wells from Topsail HS and Matthew Mills from Dixon HS tied for second place.
Bailey's project was a poetry presentation of
"The Battle Cry”, an original poem about
The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge.
Matthew's presentation was an essay titled, "The History and Impact of the Jacksonville USO".
A major part of HSTI's mission is the education and sharing of our local history with future generations. Our education committee is privileged to receive, read and blind score all of our scholarship applications and projects each year. Thank you to Albert Meyer, chair of the scholarship/education committee and his committee members for your time and hard work!