Two Academy of Moore County students recently received Masonic Merit Awards. Since 2018, The Academy of Moore County and Roman Eagle Masonic Lodge #550 have established a Masonic Merit Scholarship to recognize fourth and fifth-graders who have demonstrated academic progress during a term.
There are eight winners per year, two per term, sharing the prizes.
On October 15, the awards were given to two of the latest worthy fourth-graders, Tristan Bullard and Amaro Martinez Frank.
Respecting the COVID-19 guidelines, the ceremony was conducted in the open garden, annexed to the Academy.
Shown in the picture are Curtis Lovito, Master of the Masonic Lodge in Aberdeen (left), Timothy and Christina, parents of the winner Tristan Bullard (holding plaque). Not shown is the other worthy winner Amaro Martinez Frank.