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Alumni memorial scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen at Appalachian

BOONE—Six incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have each been awarded an Alumni Memorial Scholarship.

The endowed scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen who are children of Appalachian graduates.

The screening process is highly competitive and awards are based on high school academic success, SAT or ACT scores, participation in high school and community activities, and leadership potential.

This year’s recipients are Courtney Ashton Bauguess of Clemmons, Tyler Hay Morton of Lexington, Shady Grove Kimzey of Raleigh, Lucy Catherine Ballard of Wilmington, Davis Mackenzie Roberts of Boone, and Samuel Robert Lineberger of Charlotte.

Bauguess is a senior in Mount Tabor High School. She is the daughter of David Patrick Baumgarner and Melody Baumgarner of Clemmons.

Morton is a senior at North Davidson High School and the son of Lane and Fran Morton. He has been accepted to the Heltzer Honors Program at Appalachian.

Kimzey is the daughter of James Kimzey and Teresa Greene. She is a senior at Sanderson High School. Kimzey also has received Appalachian’s W.H. Plemmons Leaders Fellows Scholarship.

Ballard is a senior at John T. Hoggard High School. She is the daughter of Dr. Timothy and Catherine Ballard.

Roberts is a senior at Watauga High School. He is the son of Jean H. and David Roberts.

Lineberger is a senior at East Mecklenburg High School. He is the son of Donald and Elizabeth Lineberger.

The first Alumni Memorial Scholarship at Appalachian was awarded in 1988. Since then, more than 60 students have been awarded scholarships. The scholarship is made possible by contributions from alumni and friends of the university and proceeds from Appalachian’s license tag program.

For more information about the Alumni Memorial Scholarship, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 828-262-2038 or visit