Sledge foundation announces scholarship recipients

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

The Chalis D. Sledge Scholarship Foundation recently presented its first scholarships at Warren County High School to Jessica Harris and Symone Teague.

The presentation took place in May during the high school’s senior awards ceremony.

Both scholarships were for $500.

Harris will attend North Carolina Central University, and Symone Teague will attend North Carolina A&t University.

The Chalis D. Sledge Scholarship Foundation was established in 2011 by Chalis Sledge to provide financial support to students who demonstrate service to the community. The foundation is an entity of Turning Point Community Development Corporation and has provided more than $1,900 in scholarships.

The foundation will host a fundraising program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oasis of Hope Ministries in Henderson. All proceeds will support scholarships for local students.