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GHA offers ‘Buck’ Rowe Scholarship for first time

For the first time, the Guinea Heritage Association is offering two scholarships: The annual GHA Scholarship and the C.B. Rowe Memorial Scholarship in honor of “Buck” Rowe, the “unofficial mayor of Guinea.”

C.B. “Buck” Rowe Jr. served as a member of the Gloucester County School Board, the Abingdon Ruritan Club, chief of the Abingdon Fire Department, financial secretary at Union Baptist Church, Bena Postmaster and the 1981 Grand Marshal of the first annual Guinea Jubilee Parade.

Both Buck and his wife Doris, a teacher, believed in the importance of education. This scholarship honors his wishes to support anyone from Guinea who wants to further their education whether it be in a traditional academic pathway, to learn a trade, or re-train in a skill.

Students of all ages are invited to apply for awards typically of $500.

Details and application forms can be found on the GHA website: (under “Scholarship”) as well as the Gloucester High School website:

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