The second annual Village Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, have been presented to eight area high school seniors and one college student:
Amanda Gaskins -Ocracoke High School Caitlyn Silvio -Currituck High School Courtney Silvio -Currituck High School Daniel Garza Salazar -Beaufort County Community College Jose Valle -First Flight High School Maclean Frazier -First Flight High School Madeline Bailey -Ocracoke High School Madeline Nance -Manteo High School Samantha Styron -Ocracoke High School
Congratulations to these nine students for their dedication and achievements.
The scholarships are renewable annually and awarded based on academic performance and higher education goals of the students. Along with a solid academic record, eligible students were required to be entering or attending college and to be residents of the North Carolina counties of Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pasquotank, Tyrrell or Washington.
The endowment is managed and administered by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire charitable giving in the area. Through its privately funded charities and endowment management services, the organization offers assistance and support to the Outer Banks’ most promising citizens.
For more than two decades, Village Realty has been a full-service real estate firm and has represented hundreds of outstanding Outer Banks properties in their vacation rental program. Village Realty also manages the historic First Colony Inn. Consistently striving to provide extraordinary service to their homeowners and guests, the locally owned business is committed to maximizing their guests’ vacation experience, whenever and however possible.