Lilly, Wilson Turner-Tennant Foundation scholarship recipients

Published 3:27 pm Thursday, July 29, 2010

The board of directors of the Ann L. Turner and Geoffrey M. Tennant Foundation announces that it has presented scholarship awards to two members of the 2010 Polk County High School graduation class.

The first recipient is Angelina JoAnn Lilly. She is the daughter of Suelin Lilly of Columbus. Lilly has received a significant number of academic and leadership awards during her four years as a student at PCHS. She also found time to participate in the athletic program as well as other co-curricular activities while maintaining her status as an honor graduate.

Lilly also served her community at large. She has been a volunteer at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Thermal Belt Outreach and the Foothills Humane Society, among other groups. She has pursued part-time work at Tryon Estates at Columbus and Bucks Pizza and served as a counselor at a YMCA camp in Greenville, S.C.

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Lilly will attend Hawaii Pacific University this fall and intends to pursue a career in the medical field.

The second recipient is Ian T. Wilson, who is the son of Jonathan and Lucy Johnson of Tryon. Wilson was born in Creve Coeur, Mo., and moved with his family to Polk County at the age of six. During his tenure at Polk County High School, Wilson has received many academic awards and found a special niche in the area of the visual arts.

He enjoys working on his 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle and has also served as volunteer worker for events sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America. He has also recently developed an interest in swing dancing. For the past three summers, Wilson has worked part-time for KLG Jones, LLC, which is a building commissioning engineering firm.

Wilson will attend North Carolina State University and pursue a major in mechanical engineering.Wilson would like to take his training as an engineer and combine it with his love of cars and become part of an automobile racing team once he completes his academic career.