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New ACS Education Foundation English Scholarship Established

The family of Diana Burge recently established a scholarship in her honor through the Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation. Diana Burge graduated from Asheboro High in 1955, became an English teacher after graduating from UNC-CH, and taught in public schools for thirty-three years, twenty-four at Asheboro High. She taught thousands of Asheboro students about Shakespeare, proper grammar, and how to be kind to one another. Anyone wishing to contribute towards this scholarship may send a donation to the Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation (PO Box 1103, Asheboro NC 27204) and denote the Burge Scholarship in the memo.


The criteria for the scholarship are:


Diana Burge Scholarship Award in English: Established in honor of Asheboro High School English teacher, yearbook advisor, and AHS alumna, Diana Johnson Burge. The recipient must have demonstrated a curiosity and affection for literature and writing during their academic career and display a heart for serving others. This scholarship is awarded annually based on a nomination from the AHS English Department faculty. The recipient must be accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or University.


The Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation was established in 1991 by Superintendent Dr. Bob W. Gordon.  It is the vision of the Foundation to help ensure that each Asheboro City Schools student achieves the education he/she needs to succeed in an increasingly complex and global society.  The Foundation awarded its first scholarships, totaling $2,200, in May of 1993.  Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $75,000 in scholarships to Asheboro High School graduates.

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