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Thu July 26, 2007
Parents of Peyton Strickland Create Scholarship
By Peter Biello
Wilmington, NC – The parents of Peyton Strickland have created a scholarship in the name of their son. Strickland was shot and killed last year inside the doorway of his Wilmington home by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy.
Strickland was a welding student at Cape Fear Community College. Now Strickland's parents have put up plaque beside the door of their son's former classroom.
Donald Strickland says his family has raised 60-thousand dollars for the need-based scholarship.
We wanted to do something for the community. Peyton loved Wilmington. He loved Cape Fear Community College. He's very gifted in what he did, working with his hands and we thought it'd be nice to provide scholarship money for someone who might not otherwise be able to pursue their schooling.
Strickland says he intends to raise $100,000 by the end of the year.