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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 awarded a Connestee Falls...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 6, 2019

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Named

On Thursday, May 16, Transylvania County Schools held its 36th recognition evening in the Brevard High School Auditorium. Seventeen graduating seniors, two more than last year, received scholarships...

 

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, Bre-vard College and...

 

Scholarship Program Benefits Local Students - Connestee Falls NC

Yet again, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has set a fundraising record. Last year, in its 30 year of raising money to help Transylvania County students further their educations, the...

 

Scholarship Winner Fosnight Is High Achiever

Connestee Falls scholarship winner Aleece Fosnight is a high achiever. A 2003 graduate of Brevard High School, she finished her course work a semester early and started Brevard College as a sophomore...

 

Matthew Bailey To Study Science At UNC

Shortly after Matthew Bailey graduated from Brevard High School this year, his research was the subject of an article entitled "Finding a Natural Source of Medicine in Waterfall Plants." The article...

 

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 with the...

 

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 recipient of Connestee Fa...

 

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 Community College,...

 

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 mother escaped to...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    July 10, 2017

Obstacles Inspire Conforti To Achieve Goals - Brevard, NC

A native of New Jersey, Lisa Conforti now considers Brevard her home. She and her family moved here four years ago, when Lisa was entering her freshman year of high school. At first she felt...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 26, 2017

Guest Column: Barnes Plans To Give Back Through Nursing

By the time Rhiannon Barnes graduated from Brevard High School in 2008, she had already dealt with more challenges than many people deal with in a lifetime. During the summer of 2006, Rhiannon...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    May 29, 2017

Connestee Falls Scholarships Awarded To High School Seniors

Fourteen graduating seniors from Brevard and Rosman high schools were awarded scholarships from the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program (CFSSP) on Thursday even-ing, May 18, during the...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    July 11, 2016

Scholarship Helps Williams Pursue Vocal Career

(In 29 years, more than $800,000 has been raised and more than 500 scholarships awarded through the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program. But what about the recipients? Where are they now? The...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 27, 2016

Scholarship Helps Local Family Pursue Dreams – Brevard NC

(Statistics can illustrate the effect that a college education will have on a career and earning potential. But there is a leader in Transylvania County government who is living proof of the impact...

 

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