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Carrboro student-athlete honored with scholarship

Carrboro student-athlete honored with scholarship

The Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship Award has selected a Carrboro High School student-athlete as its 2014 recipient.

Katie Wilson, a two-time all-state girls’ field hockey athlete, was selected among a host of nominations from teachers and coaches.

The scholarship award is funded through Orange United Methodist Church and given to varsity student-athletes in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in memory of one of the church’s members, Avery “Coy” Maddry. Maddry graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1990 and died the following year as a freshman at North Carolina State University.

Wilson played a total of three sports with the Jaguars, including two years of both swimming and lacrosse. She is attending Sewanee: The University of the South to continue her field hockey career.

“Katie has all the qualifications for the award,” said Rick Strunk, a member of Orange United Methodist. “She integrates all of the traits that we look for in a very positive way.”

In its 24 years of existence, the Coy Maddry Memorial Scholarship has provided almost $40,000 to students in pursuit of a continued education.

Wilson will receive a grant of $1,000 and be recognized during the church’s worship service on Sunday, June 1.

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