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In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still... — Updated 9/18/2019


Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

Rosman Booster Dalton Was Early Recipient

In 1988, John "Jake" Dalton received the second scholarship made possible by the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program; the first had been awarded in 1987. At that time,... — Updated 8/12/2019


Scholarship Helps Doug Grimm Pursue Career

Doug Grimm joined the youth choir in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., at the age of 7, and he has been singing ever since. In 2018 he graduated from Brevard High School and was awarde... — Updated 6/17/2019

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Stephanie McCall Pursues Writing Career

If you ask Stephanie McCall, 2004 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship, who she is, she would be most likely to answer first, that she is a writer, and second, that she is a... — Updated 6/12/2019


Connestee Falls Kicks Off Another Year Of Providing Scholarships

The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has kicked off its 32 year of raising funds for scholarships for Transylvania County students. Last year the program divided $106,500 equally among Blue Ridge Community College,... — Updated 5/8/2019


AAUW Women's History Month Theme Is Visionary Women: Champions Of Peace & Non-violence

This year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has selected as the theme for Women’s History Month “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Non-violence.” This is one of a series of articles about those who... — Updated 3/27/2019


Scholarship Recipient Has Best Job In The World

"I have the best job in the whole world, and I get to play with dogs!" said Kory Jones, a 2013 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship. Jones is a three-year K-9 patrol officer... — Updated 8/15/2018


Connestee Falls Scholarship Instrumental To Saltz's Success

Kara Saltz is a runner, mountain biker, hiker, camper, animal lover, yoga and qigong practitioner and a businesswoman. She is also the first in her family to go to college, a recipi... — Updated 7/9/2018


Connestee Scholarship Program Delivers Checks

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program had another record fundraising year in 2017, which culminated in the December presentation of checks totaling $90,000 to Blue Ridge... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

Area Businesses Support Scholarship Program

According to an unknown author, "You learn, you earn, you return." The local business supporters of the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program are great examples of this... — Updated 9/18/2017


From Cambodia To Brevard: Determination Helps Tangs Overcome Adversity - Brevard, NC

Joanne Tang comes from a family of very determined people. Her Chinese parents were born in Cambodia and knew each other as children growing up there. But at the age of 15, her... — Updated 8/7/2017

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

First Connestee Falls Scholarship Recipient Surprised

In 1987, Jon Levi was sitting in the Brevard High School auditorium listening to the names of scholarship recipients being read when, to his complete surprise, he heard his name... — Updated 6/12/2017


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