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Union County Early College senior is January John H. Crowder recipient

The Board of Education continues to honor students who are making a difference in their school and community with the John H. Crowder Service Award. At the Jan. 12 meeting, the Board recognized a Union County Early College senior who found a way to fill in a gap at her school.

Shelby Adams is a Girl Scout and she is always looking for ways to serve her peers and her community.

In 2019, through her Girl Scouts Gold Award service project, Shelby created a breakfast food pantry at her schooShelby Adams l. The pantry is open to all students, but specifically for those who do not qualify for free and/or reduced meals, but still need assistance. 

Shelby connected with the school’s Smile and Hope clubs, and together they worked to secure donations. In addition, she partnered with Food Lion in Indian Trail to provide a monthly donation.

Through these projects, UCEC classrooms now have a variety of morning snacks for students each day.

Shelby said that it took a while for students to learn about the snacks, but once they did, she saw how much it truly impacted their lives

Shelby will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree from SPCC. After high school, she plans to transfer to a four-year university.

Shelby plans to major in business administration and management and minor in either accounting or marketing, and eventually open her own coffee shop.












Published January 12, 2021