Shelby Joyce Awarded John Carlton Myatt Scholarship
Honors Guilford County Senior for Outstanding Writing that Makes a Community Impact

Greensboro, NC – The 2017 John Carlton Myatt writing scholarship has been awarded to Shelby Joyce of Jamestown. It is given annually to a graduating senior from a Guilford County high school who displays a creative, innovative and courageous spirit in writing, and exhibits those skills through school and community activities to affect change.

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Shelby Joyce Awarded John Carlton Myatt Scholarship

Shelby graduated from Ragsdale High School where she earned the senior class English award, played violin in the All-County Orchestra, was active in student government, and conducted research on how the effects of anxiety and music affect the human brain. She earned an unweighted GPA of 3.963. The youngest daughter of Tammy and Daniel Joyce, Shelby will attend UNC-Greensboro in the fall where she plans to major in English and Human Biology.

The scholarship was established in 1991 to honor a John Carlton Myatt, a 1988 graduate of Grimsley High School who died in a swimming accident in the summer of 1990. Since then, over $50,000 has been awarded to seniors in Guilford County. The fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, recently received a $10,000 gift from the Diane Carter Memorial Fund.

For more information about the John Carlton Myatt scholarship, contact Will Sykes at 336-870-9695, or


About the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for present and future generations. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.