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New Bern 2022 Rotary Scholarship Winner


The winner of the 2022 Scholarship award was Tyrese Gardner, a graduating senior at West Craven High School.


Tyrese was in the upper 8% of his class and served as the student council president and the National Honor Society. Active in the marching band, Tyrese was the leader of the percussion section and helped organize the annual band competition that brought numerous high school groups to the campus.


In community service, he read to younger children at Vanceboro’s Library Book Walk, assisted in community clean-up, and worked with his local church in food distribution. He will be attending North Carolina A&T State University this fall, assisted by the $16,000 New Bern Rotary Scholarship.