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North Gaston graduate wins mentoring scholarship

North Gaston High School graduate earns Paul Fuller Mentoring Scholarship

North Gaston grad wins mentoring scholarshipNorth Gaston High School teacher Brittany Wise describes Theresa “Jordyn” Greene as an outstanding leader and compassionate classmate.  Amy Hamrick, who serves as vice president of the North Gaston High School Band Booster Club, will tell you that Greene has impressed her peers and teachers with her passion, focus, and determination.

Greene credits the Gaston County Schools mentoring program for helping to shape her into the person she is today.

A member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Health Occupation Students of America, and band/color guard, Greene first experienced success in school when she met her mentor, Dawn Simons, as a first grader at Carr Elementary. 

“Mrs. Dawn helped me with my reading outside of the classroom,” she said. “She would listen to me read books aloud and help me with my comprehension.” 

Greene added, “Reading made me a better student, and I am grateful to her and the time she spent with me.”

The 2021 North Gaston graduate is this year’s recipient of the Paul Fuller Mentoring Scholarship, which is given each year to a senior who has been involved in the school district’s mentoring program.  The $1,000 scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Graduating in the top 10 of the senior class, Greene completed coursework to be licensed as a certified nursing assistant. 
In addition, she works at Covenant Village where she cares for older adults.  She plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill to obtain a degree in nursing with the hope of becoming a critical care nurse.

The mentoring scholarship is named in memory of Paul F. Fuller, who was one of the first mentors in Gaston County Schools and an avid supporter of mentoring.  The school district’s mentoring program began in 1992 with just 10 mentors at Mount Holly Junior High School.  It has been going strong ever since, and now, there are more than 250 people who volunteer as mentors.  

Congratulations to Theresa “Jordyn” Greene, our Paul Fuller Mentoring Scholarship recipient in the Gaston County Schools Class of 2021!