Scholarship Awards

2019-2020 School Year

The Morganton Humanist Alliance awarded two $500 Ronno Cooke Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year at its monthly meeting at the Morganton Community House. Pictured are Shania Owens and Omar Sierra-Cruz, this year’s scholarship recipients, along with members of the Morganton Humanist Alliance.

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2018-2019 School Year

The Morganton Humanist Alliance is proud to award the 2019 Ronno Cooke Memorial Scholarship to Megan Greene , a Morganton resident who plans to study business and horticulture. In her scholarship application, she quoted American poet John Barlow : “If I get the chance , I might just change the world.”

As a young girl, Greene became interested in ecology when recycling bins were added to her public school classrooms. She graduated from West Caldwell High School and participated in band, art and theater. She was the youngest lead role in the first student-directed play in her freshman year of high school and spent almost every day after school working with the stagehand crew in her junior year. Her dream is to “work with the people who want to make the future green and good for all who love.”

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2017-2018 School Year

The Morganton Humanist Alliance (MHA) has awarded two scholarships to local students Kazoua Lor and Jarrett Patrick who will be attending Western Piedmont Community College this fall. The Ronno Cooke Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship for $500 awarded to selected students who reside in Burke County and will be attending Western Piedmont Community College.

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