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Tara Carrington

Tara Carrington, a junior majoring in accounting at Western Carolina University, is the first-ever recipient of the Outstanding Minority Accounting Student Scholarship presented by the North Carolina Certified Public Accountant Foundation.

The $2,000 scholarship was established by the minority issues committee of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants as a way of supporting the state's up-and-coming minority accounting students.

“We were impressed with her transcript, her credentials and particularly her essay,” said Kevin Neuman, who is a CPA and president of the North Carolina CPA Foundation. “We are so pleased that this scholarship is able to defray some of her educational expenses in her pursuit of a career in accounting.”

Carrington, whose home is in Clyde, has a perfect 4.0 grade point average in her accounting curriculum, and a 3.97 overall. Her winning essay will be published in the February issue of NCACPA's quarterly magazine, Interim Report, and Carrington will be recognized at the association's banquet in Greensboro in May.

A 2003 graduate of Tuscola High School, Carrington is the daughter of Marques and Carrie Carrington. After graduation, she plans to begin a career as a managerial accountant. A member of Western's Honors College, she has been active with the Organization of Ebony Students, helped with a mentoring program for honors students, and participated in Project CARE, an outreach program for incoming minority students.

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants is the only statewide association for CPAs in North Carolina. With more than 11,000 members, NCACPA is one of the largest CPA organizations in the country. Founded in 1919, the association serves the accounting profession through legislative support, educational programming, and networking opportunities to connect members to each other and to their community.

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