State Universitys chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon awarded the
Balanced Man scholarship to three male freshmen for
demonstrating their possession of the qualities of the fraternitys
Such a man is one of sound mind and sound body and one that exceeds
above and beyond academics, athletics, community involvement and
leadership, said Adam C. Yount, chairperson for the scholarship
First-place winner Stuart N. Makinson received a $500 scholarship.
Makinson attended Franklin High School. He was received many athletic
awards, such as: all-conference and all-region in soccer; all-state,
all-conference and all-region in swimming; and conference Swimmer
of the Year. He was also ranked 6 out of 266 in his graduating class,
a member of National Honor Society and a representative on the Franklin
High School Homecoming Court.
Second-place winner Josh Miller attended Western Alamance High School
and received a $350 scholarship. The $200 scholarship awarded for
third place went to Matthew Gaylord of Cartersville High School
All three men were chosen out of 43 applicants that applied last
spring and went through an extensive interview process, Yount said.
Information and applications were sent to high schools in North
Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.
With this scholarship we recognize the admirable qualities
these freshman have brought into our university, reward them for
their accomplishments and motivate them to maintain the utmost achievement,
The eight finalists were invited to a banquet dinner during Parents
Weekend on Sept. 28 in Plemmons Student Union. Sigma Phi Epsilons
Regional Director Chris Fidyk attended and spoke on the importance
of being a balanced man.
At the banquet, nominees for the Balanced Man scholarship
were presented with their awards. Those who did not receive first,
second or third place were given $25 gift certificates to the Appalachian
State University Bookstore.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Endowment Fund, alumni and parents of fraternity
members fund the scholarship.
This scholarship displays what we as a fraternity strive to
exude about our brotherhood and our college career, said Charles
D. Jetton, a junior marketing and management major.
As a scholarship program carried out by Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters
across the nation, the brothers of Appalachians chapter have
plans to maintain this programs annual status and work toward
not only educating more high schools about this program but doubling
the amount of money awarded through the scholarship for first, second
and third place.