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Scholarship Has Vital Impact For Local Student


Last updated 8/6/2018 at 4:38pm

Ashari Arkansas

By Ellen O'Brien

Ashari Arkansas loves snow. She grew up in Brevard, but she loves snow. That is just one of the facts about this 2017 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship. Ashari is half Native American on her mother's side, but she was raised here in Brevard by her grandparents on her father's side who, being from an older generation, taught her to be kinder and wiser. Although she has relatives in Cherokee, Ashari said that Brevard has always been her home.

In high school, Ashari participated in track and field and shot put. She also found time to participate in a high school n...

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