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Annie Batten Lee Scholarship Endowment

Annie Batten Lee spent her life on a family farm in Johnston County, but she also spent some time working as a teacher’s assistant and was a firm believer in the importance of education.

Her son, Ayden Lee, created a scholarship endowment to honor her.

“This was a way to honor her,” Lee said. “I’m a big believer in community colleges. They raise the quality of life throughout the county.”

After Mrs. Lee’s death in 1987, Lee decided a scholarship in her name was the best way to honor her memory.

“I’m a lifelong resident of Johnston County and I want to see it grow and prosper. Johnston Community College certainly helps that,” Lee said.

Pictured: Ayden Lee, fund originator and his wife, Betty Lee, standing with scholarship recipients.