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Scholarship named for beloved teacher

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Velma Horton, who died in January, is honored for helping countless students during her 40 years as a teacher and guidance counselor in Carroll schools

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Growing up during the Great Depression, Velma Bowman Horton worked hard to get the dimes and nickels to go school and become an educator.
As a teacher and guidance counselor, Horton did her utmost — working constantly and tirelessly — to help Carroll County students get they best education they could, too.
That’s why friends and family believe that the Velma B. Horton Memorial Scholarship is the perfect way to honor the woman who helped countless people during her 40 years in education.


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