Superintendent Dr. Lane Mills, Beddingfield HS Principal Dr. JT Tribula and Beddingfield HS Assistant Principal Kelly Carter surprised Mary Ashlee today with the news. One of her favorite teachers, Carrie Maravi, was also there to surprise her. She will receive $7,000 a year toward her college tuition for four years as she pursues her teaching degree. Once she graduates from college, she will come back to teach for WCS! Mary Ashlee plans to attend Wilson Community College and then transfer to East Carolina University. The Owens Scholarship began in 1998 when Alfred and Myrtle Owens created a private trust. Mary Ashlee is the 130th recipient of the Owens Scholarship. We are so excited for her, and we know she’s going to be an excellent teacher!