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August 7, 2020

Growing up with parents who are both educators, Brennan Chapman feels he was held to a very high standard. 

His father, Patrick, known to friends and family as Packy, was recently named principal of T.C. Henderson School of Science and Technology; his mother, Amanda (Le...

July 22, 2020

Devin Owen's family has lived on a farm in Lake Toxaway for generations.

His mother Connie's grandfather bought the land. 

His father James's family traces its roots in Transylvania County to a land grant from Revolutionary War times. 

Owen is the first in...

July 22, 2020

Isabella Patterson will have great stories to tell about her freshman year at UNC-Wilmington. She can share her experiences pledging and joining a sorority, hanging with friends at the nearby beach, watching the sun set as she pondered her future and leaving for home m...

April 29, 2020

Despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has launched its 33rd year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania County students. The pandemic, of course, will cause this to be an especially challenging yea...

October 31, 2019

John Peil of JP Roofing Solutions Presents Check to CFSSP

L to R: Nancy Goyette, John Peil, George Goyette

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 living in Riverdale, Ga, where he was born. His project involved studying erosion by tes...

September 6, 2019

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 enrolled in North Carolina State University to major in forestry with a specialty in wood pap...

August 3, 2019

Zeena Abdulkarim is, like all of us, a multi-faceted person. The main characteristics she uses to describe herself is that she is female, black and an activist – all attributes that make living in a small southern town something of a challenge. She has confronted the c...

Hannah Camenzind and Ryan Fitzpatrick were classmates in the Brevard High School class of 2001. Both received Connestee Fallsscholarships during their senior year. And now they are almost family, as Ryan's sister Katie married Hannah's older brother Roc in 2016. Their...

July 11, 2019

Jackie Morrison tells her two daughters, Kiana and Londyn, that “education unlocks the world.” She wants to make sure they know that and they see how hard she has worked for her education. Morrison acknowledges that receiving two Connestee Falls Scholarships in a row h...

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