• Union County schools, Wingate partnership could be 'game-changer' for students

    By: Erica Bryant

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    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Imagine being in eighth grade with the possibility of receiving a full scholarship to college.

    Now, 10 eighth-graders from East Union Middle School in Marshville and 10 from Monroe Middle School have been partnered with Wingate University to receive a full-ride, four-year scholarship with the university if they successfully complete the brand-new Wayfind Scholars program.

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    >>> Watch the video above as Eyewitness News anchor Erica Bryant speaks with program officials and students on how this new collaboration could be a "game-changer" for many students.

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