The Yadkin County Retired School Personnel has recognized one student at Forbush High School and one student at Starmount High School who plan to become teachers with the Fred C. Hobson Scholarship.
The scholarship is in memory of long-time superintendent of Yadkin County Schools, Fred C. Hobson. He was an avid gardener and worked hard for the betterment of the community. He was active in his church and the Yadkin County Historical Society. He was also the president of the Yadkin County Unit of the Retired School Personnel for several years.
The recipients of the scholarship this year are Kayla Ann Shore from Forbush High School and Katie M. Roberts from Starmount High School. Both students are active in their schools and communities.
Shore is the daughter of Justin and Sabrina Shore of East Bend. She plans to attend Gardner-Webb University in the fall. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and received awards for sports participation at Fobush High School. She has volunteered with Hands of Hope, Friends Feeding Friends and Impact Yadkin in her community. During her high school years, she has also worked as an intern at Forbush Elementary and as a group leader for the East Bend Out of School Time. She is active in church mission activities with Union Grove Baptist Church. Shore plans to major in elementary education.
Roberts is the daughter of Ronald and Kelly Roberts of Jonesville. At Starmount High School, she has received the Honors English 1 Award, the Honors Spanish IV Award, and was a junior marshal. She is the president of the National Honor Society. She has been a softball team manager and is active in her youth group at Peace Haven Baptist Church. She has volunteered in the community with Impact Yadkin and assisted with school blood drives. She has worked with her church in Guatemala and Costa Rica. She has also worked at Shoe Show and Foothills Meat Center during her high school years. Roberts plans to attend Salem College and major in education.