LUMBERTON — Eighteen Robeson County high school students were recognized by the Robeson County Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council during its Academic Signing Day banquet held at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center.
Kane Banner, the son of Mike and Erica Setzer of Lumberton, was the Robeson County Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Scholarship recipient for having the highest GPA among the scholars.
Latif Darden, a UNCP alumni, was the banquet speaker. His message to the scholars and attendees was “Maximize Your Potential.”
According to the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s official website, the council is currently composed of nine International Greek Letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
The students received scholarship awards from several of the Greek organizations to assist with college expenses. They were selected based on community and civic engagement, school activities and academic standing.
Students recognized from Robeson County were Alisa Young from Robeson Early College; Alexia Thompson, Chanel Cain, Daniel Robinson, Jakima McDougald, Lauren Little, Nikeyla Jackson, Regan McDougal, Shana Hammonds, Taylor McBryde, William Floyd and YaQuin Mathis, all of Lumberton Senior High School; Briana Dickens, Deja Lewis and Morgan Atkinson, all of Fairmont High School; Justin Harrell and Kane Banner, both of S.t Pauls High School and Jarad Scott of Flora McDonald Academy.