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NEED YOUR HELP with the Silent Auction call Ginny Mendenhall

The CF Student Scholarship Program’s fundraising season is more than half over. This means that the Celebration of Education Gala – with its fabulous Silent Auction - is fast approaching! Volunteers are working very hard to make the 2018 Gala as memorable as the 2017 event, and THEY NEED YOUR HELP with the Silent Auction. The auction is always a MAJOR part of the Gala, as it features unique decorative items, art work, ceramics, gift certificates, and many other offerings from local businesses and individuals. If you are interested in donating an item for this event, please call Ginny Mendenhall at 828-885-5134. Each item you donate represents your support for the students of our county and

Connestee Falls Scholar (2018) Awarded Honors at Intel ISEF 2018.

When you think of western medicine, you wouldn’t necessarily think of herbs or other plant sources. But three high school students from rural Brevard, North Carolina believe we can find novel sources of natural medicine in plants, specifically those next to waterfalls. Plants in these areas, called spray cliffs, are constantly misted by the spray of water, making them vulnerable to waterborne disease. Brevard Senior High School students Matthew Bailey, John Nguyen, and Nicole Rideout participate in T.I.M.E. 4 Real Science, a student-led science inquiry class. Recently, they explored Gorges State Park in search of natural sources of medicine. They trekked down a precarious gorge with Gorges P

Connestee Falls Tennis Tournament Benefits Student Scholarship Program

Once again, tennis players took to the courts at Connestee Falls to participate in a fundraiser for the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program. This year, twenty-eight tennis players signed up. Teams were assigned on Friday night at the pre-tournament dinner. Tournament committee co-chairs Suzanne Bailey and Cindy Cast went all out to plan a program for the evening. The appetizers and desserts served were all donated by Connestee Falls tennis tournament participants and supporters. Gay Coffin, Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Co-Chair, announced that more than $5,000 had been raised before play even started. Susan Edmonds, Co-Chair for the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship introduc

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 Falls scholarships in both 2016 and 2017, and a 2018 graduate of Brevard College. After graduating in 2013 from Rosman High School, Saltz spent a year at East Tennessee State University and two years at Blue Ridge Community College; she then transferred to Brevard College in 2016. She graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in health science and a minor in biology. She plans to continue her education to become a holistic health practitioner, concentrating in acupuncture and oriental med

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Chris Norton Plans For The Future

Chris Norton is a man of many talents. After his 2002 graduation from Brevard High School, he worked in construction as a laborer, then a carpenter’s helper and then a carpenter. Next, he obtained his contractor’s license, moved to Durham, N.C., and started his own construction business. Due to the downturn in construction, he sold his business in 2008 and returned to Brevard in 2009, where he worked as a subcontractor. While Norton was working to develop his company in Durham, he and his partner invested in a relationship with an organization that taught them how to build their business. They attended lectures and had projects that gave them personal experience with a variety of business pr

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