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A high school senior described as a “ray of sunshine” is the first recipient of the Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship at Gardner-Webb University. Leah Carpenter, of Stanley, N.C., made history recently when she received the award, which is given to a student with exceptional academic achievement, who also exemplifies the commands of Jesus found in Mark 12:29-31—“Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself.” Gardner-Webb President Dr. William M. Downs welcomed everyone and noted the significance of the occasion.
Carolina Cross Connectionr, Dr. Frank Bonner, Dr. William M. Downs, exception academic achievement, family, grandchildren, Highland School of Technology, history, homeless ministry, Hurricane mission trip, Leah Carpenter, Lisa Tucker, March 12:29-31, nursing, Nw Covenant United Methodist, Robert and Carolyn Tucker, Stanley (NC), Taylor Campbell, Tucker Heart Soul Mind and Strength Scholarship, Tucker Student Center, youth group, youth minister
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Selects Inaugural Recipient of Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 128.