RCC Foundation Announces 2017 Presidential Scholars

ASHEBORO (May 25, 2017)

Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2017-2018 school year. Gracie Mekayla Coble of Eastern Randolph High School, Bailey Nicole Davis of Trinity High School, Jasmin Esmeralda Faz of Asheboro High School, Harrison Luke Johnson of Randleman High School, and Nicole Danielle Sheron of Faith Christian School will receive two-year RCC scholarships through the Presidential Scholars program funded by the Randolph Community College Foundation.

The 2017 Presidential Scholars pictured with RCC President Robert Shackleford

Randolph Community College 2017 Presidential Scholars, shown here with RCC President Robert Shackleford (seated center), are (standing, left to right) Gracie Coble of Eastern Randolph High School, Luke Johnson of Randleman High School, Nicole Sheron of Faith Christian School, Bailey Davis of Trinity High School, and (seated left) Jasmin Faz of Asheboro High School.


High school students from public, private, and home schools throughout Randolph County were invited to apply for the scholarships. Students who met the preliminary requirements were invited to attend a Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on March 1, where they learned more about the College and were interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff members. Finalists were chosen and invited back for a second interview with RCC President Robert Shackleford Jr., who made the final choice of five recipients.

Students’ academic records and extracurricular/community activities weighed heavily in the selection of recipients, as did the interviews.

RCC Presidential Scholars receive a $2,500 scholarship for their first year of study ($1,250 for fall and $1,250 for spring) that is renewable for their second year of study. The students have the opportunity to serve as Ambassadors for the College, and meet regularly with President Shackleford.

The RCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a margin of excellence for Randolph Community College by building a strong relationship with the local community, acquiring and managing contributions, and funding activities that support the College.

Gracie Coble Gracie Coble has played softball for three years at Eastern Randolph and is also serving as president of the Wildcat Initiative Club in her senior year. She has worked for the Liberty Parks and Recreation Department for two years and is also serving as editor in chief for the yearbook staff at Eastern Randolph this year. She plans to pursue her associate in science degree at RCC.
Gracie Coble
Bailey Davis Bailey Davis has been an active member of the Future Farmers of America Chapter at Trinity High School and has shown horses competitively for 11 years. She has been a cheerleader all four years at Trinity and is a member of the Beta Club. She also lettered in track and is interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
Bailey Davis
Jasmin Faz Jasmin Faz has participated in soccer and cross country at Asheboro High School for three years and has also participated in community service and missionary work with Sunset Avenue Church of God. She is a member of the youth band and has been an active member of the Park Street Players. She also plans to pursue her associate in science degree at RCC.
Jasmin Faz
Luke Johnson Luke Johnson has been on the football team at Randleman his entire high school career and has also served as the team manager for the school’s baseball team since 2014. He is a volunteer with Tiger Buddies, works in golf course maintenance at Holly Ridge Golf Course, and will pursue a college transfer degree at RCC.
Luke Johnson
Nicole Sheron Also pursuing a college transfer degree, Nicole Sheron has been a prolific athlete at Faith Christian, playing on the varsity girls’ basketball, varsity girls’ volleyball, and varsity girls’ soccer teams. She has been a member of the Cedar Falls Baptist Church choir and youth group since 2014 and has also participated in the school’s community service projects each year.
Nicole Sheron