ABC Pediatrics proudly announces that Taylor Faith Aman is the 2016 recipient of The Susan A. Ryals Memorial Scholarship Award. Taylor began her high school career at Hobbton High School.
As a freshman, she was among the top ten in her class and earned Academic All Star status. She was also a member of the junior varsity volleyball and junior varsity softball teams. Continuing her commitment to academics, Taylor remained in the top ten of her class for her sophomore and junior years. She also maintained Academic All Star status both years. She continued her pursuit of sporting activities by participating in junior varsity volleyball and softball during her sophomore year and moving to the varsity teams in both sports during her junior year. Also, during her sophomore and junior years, Taylor served as the Secretary for the Student Government Association, was a member of the Beta Club and the Key Club. She earned a Third Place finish in the North Carolina statewide National Law Day Writing Contest and was selected to serve as a Junior Marshall for the 2015 Hobbton graduation ceremonies.
During her senior year, she continued as the SGA Secretary, remained active with the Beta Club and participated on the varsity volleyball team. She joined the Bible Club, and was inducted into the Career Technical Education (CTE) Honor Society for her active role in Hobbton’s career path program. Through all her extra-curricular activities, Taylor maintained her academic excellence and finished her high school career with the highest grade point average of her classmates and earned the honor of Valedictorian for Hobbton’s Class of 2016.
As the recipient of the Susan A. Ryals Memorial Scholarship, Taylor was presented with a plaque and a check for $1,000.00. In addition to this scholarship, Taylor is also the recipient of several other scholarships including The SGA Scholarship, The Lewis & Katie Raynor Scholarship, The Pineland College Scholarship and The James E. & Mary Z. Bryan Scholarship.
Taylor plans to attend The University of Mt. Olive this fall. Her goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and then apply to the Dental School at The University of East Carolina or The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for post-graduate training to become a dentist.
Taylor’s proud parents are Carol and Glenn Aman. Carol has unselfishly served the pediatric patients at ABC Pediatrics as a nurse for 17 years.
About the Scholarship
The Susan A. Ryals Memorial Scholarship was established by ABC Pediatrics of Dunn, P.A. in honor and memory of Susan A. Ryals. After her loyal service to ABC Pediatrics from its inception in April of 1994 until her retirement in December, 2012, she continued to remain part of the ABC Pediatrics’ family until she lost her battle with cancer in November, 2015. It is hoped that Susan’s love of life, determined spirit, exceptional work ethic and dedication and loyalty to friends and co-workers will inspire Taylor as she embarks on her future goals.