June 17, 2021

WakeEd Partnership Awards Scholarships to Local Student Athletes

Scholarships Totaling $162,500 Given to Students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School

RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), presented $162,500 in college scholarships to thirteen students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School. The following students have been named Coach Bob Pittard Scholars and will each receive a $12,500 college scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic school year:

  • Kendall Brockman, Apex High School
  • Kevin Conroy, Apex High School
  • Adam Kaakati, Green Hope High School
  • Reeva Kandel, Green Hope High School
  • Ryan Kemper, Green Hope High School
  • Sarah Masters, Green Hope High School
  • Erin McIndoe, Green Hope High School
  • Sydney Morgan, Green Hope High School
  • Demaree Persson, Apex High School
  • Zander Selleseth, Green Hope High School
  • Logan Siege, Green Hope High School
  • Polyna Uzun, Green Hope High School
  • Mary Wasilak, Green Hope High School

“These outstanding students represent some of the very finest graduates from Wake County Public Schools and we are delighted to honor their hard work and achievement with these scholarships,” said Keith Poston, President, WakeEd Partnership. “We were especially proud to be able to participate in-person this year at their school award assemblies and recognize them in front of their families and fellow classmates.”

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship fund was established in 2018, after former Apex High School teacher and coach Robert Ray Pittard left $2.7 million to WakeEd Partnership to establish a sustainable scholarship fund for student athletes at Apex High School and Green Hope High School. In four years, forty-seven students have been named Coach Bob Pittard Scholars, their awards totaling more than $587,000.

Through a rigorous application and interview process, WakeEd has selected six exceptional student athletes from the Class of 2021, as well as seven Pittard Scholars from the Class of 2018, 2019, and 2020, who reapplied for the scholarship.

Get to Know our Pittard Scholars

We asked our six Pittard Scholars from the Class of 2021 to share their favorite high school memories, their hopes for the future, and a special message for Coach Bob Pittard.

About WakeEd Partnership 
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.WakeEd.org

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