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Berry receives Betty Feezor Scholarship

feezor_t.jpgBOONE—Tierra Berry of Triplett in Watauga County has received the Betty Feezor Scholarship. Berry is a senior family and consumer sciences education major at Appalachian State University.

The scholarship was established in 1977 to honor Feezor, a home economist who hosted a successful TV cooking show that was carried for 25 years on WBTV in Charlotte.

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Tierra Berry, left, has received a $3,500 Betty Feezor Scholarship, awarded annually to a student from North or South Carolina majoring in family and consumer sciences. Berry, a senior at Appalachian State University, is pictured with John Feezor, son of the late Betty Feezor, who manages the scholarship account, along with his wife, Lyn, and a board of directors. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences)

The $3,500 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding family and consumer sciences major from college programs in North and South Carolina. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and professional potential.

Berry also will receive lifelong mentoring as a member of the Feezor “family” of family and consumer sciences professionals.

Berry is president of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, secretary of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, and a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also is a member of the Stewart Simmons Volunteer Fire Department.

She will complete her student teaching at Avery High School spring semester 2011.