David Crabtree Hosts Awards Luncheon For Governor Hunt

David Crabtree Hosts Awards Luncheon For Governor Hunt

WRAL-TV six-o’clock news anchor David Crabtree emceed the “James B. Hunt, Jr. Award for Youth in Public Service” luncheon at NC State on Saturday, June 10th. Held in the McKimmon Center, the event honored 100 high school rising seniors from across the state.

NC State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox also participated in the program, and the University’s Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Sendek provided the keynote address. Governor Hunt himself was there to help hand out the awards. Hunt cited the students for their “deep commitment to improving the quality of life in our state.”

WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree (left) with NC Governor Jim Hunt

Each high school principal in North Carolina (426 in all) nominated a junior class member from his/her high school as a nominee. Then a peer review committee in the Governor’s office comprised of 15 community leaders selected the final 100, one student per county. Finally, three of the recipients were selected to win scholarships.

Crabtree emceed the event for Governor Hunt.
This was the first year in which the ceremony took place in Raleigh; in the past the event has been held at Wake Forest University. Governor Hunt’s office said that, “[David] did an absolutely fabulous job and we were so fortunate to have him as our Master of Ceremonies.”

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