Asheboro, NC-- Thanks to some high caliber dancing, students will get an opportunity to attend college in Randolph County.
The Randolph Community College Foundation's Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser was held on Saturday, June 1 at AVS Catering & Banquet Centre. Thanks to 17 competing couples, $158,370 was raised and they set a fundraising record. The 2012 fundraiser netted over $95,000 for student scholarships.
Kim Brady, chief operating officer of Windsor Homes, and Neal Robbins, director of legislative affairs for the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, received the most votes, winning the coveted Dancing with the Randolph Stars trophies. .
The other couples competing were as follows:
-- Megan Crotty, sportswriter for The Courier-Tribune; and Eddie Voncannon, owner/operator of Able Carpet & Rug Cleaning.
-- Shannon McCrary, homemaker and community volunteer; and Lenton Slack, retired RCC Interior Design instructor.
-- Dorothy Hans, RCC English instructor; and Paul Goins, Basic Law Enforcement Training director and Criminal Justice continuing education coordinator at RCC.
-- Robin Necci, a self-employed wellness professional for Xango; and Guy Troy, a farmer from Liberty and a retired colonel from the U.S. Army. It was noted during the evening that at 90 years old, Troy is the oldest dancer to have ever participated in the event.
- Natasha Trogdon, director of administration for United Brass Works; and Chris Yow, sales director for Elastic Therapy.
-- Waynette Araj, realtor for RE/MAX Central Realty; and Bobby Wilhoit, attorney with Wilhoit Law.
-- Suzanne Benhart, co-director of bands for Asheboro High School; and Jeremy Lanier, a sergeant with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.
-- Susan Stevenson, curriculum support instructor at Coleridge Elementary School; and John Revell, plant manager for Oliver Rubber Company.
-- Leigh Anna Johnson, public relations coordinator at Randolph Hospital; and Dr. DeQuincy Lewis, physician with Randolph Cancer Center.
-- Marilyn Koonce, a retired RCC basic skills instructor; and Doug Aitken, who is retired from the Community Health Foundation at Randolph Hospital.
Jessica Coltrane, assistant branch manager/assistant vice president at First Bank; and Todd Gilmore, sales manager for Asheboro Recycling Center.
-- Tina Webster, technology facilitator for Asheboro High School; and Bryan Justice, owner and master stylist at Make It Beautiful Salon.
-- Gail Gouty, registered nurse, Asheboro Endoscopy Center; and Dr. Bob Scott, physician and president of White Oak Family Physicians.
-- Julie Moore, office manager for Sentry Fire Protection and part owner of A Venue on Worth Banquet Hall; and Will McCanless, owner and operator of McCanless Pottery.
-- Megan Smith, teacher at Lindley Park Elementary School; and Dr. Jerry Moore, pharmacist and owner of Prevo Drug in Seagrove, Carolina Pharmacy, and Ramseur Pharmacy.
-- Jen Parrish, part owner of Lumina Wine & Beer; and Bo Davidson, broker for RE/MAX Central Realty.
*Information and pictures for this story provided by Randolph Community College.