The Transylvania Times -

Connestee Falls: Scholarship Program Raises More Than $900,000


May 22, 2017

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Bill Medl, Donna Hunter, Roxi Hewertson, Kathy Medl and Linda Fraley. Middle row: Will Toscani and Rick Salling. Front row: Nona Walker and Ellen O'Brien.

On May 17, volunteers working on the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off the Program's 30th year of raising money to help Transylvania County students attend college.

At the beginning in 1987, the founders of the program had one simple goal: raise enough money for one college scholarship for one student. And they did. Their golf tournament at the Connestee Falls golf course brought in $5,000, and they wrote their first scholarship check. They went on to establish the Student Scholarship Program as a not-for-profit organization and set their sights on helping even more st...

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