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Catching Up with our Scholarship Recipients

Pictured left to right, front row: Jade Pierce, Eve Reid, Jackie Morrison, Emily McCall; back row school liaisons Susan Edmonds and Diane Adler-Wailes. Four of the twelve 2018 recipients of Connestee Falls scholarships who are studying at Blue Ridge Community College recently sat down to discuss their current studies and their aspirations for the future. Jade Pierce is a freshman studying office administration. After she finishes her associate’s degree, she plans to work as a receptionist while she continues to take classes. She hopes to starther own business one day, perhaps in the field of real estate. Originally from Alamance County near Greensboro, she, her mother, and her twin sister mo

Student Loan Debt Still Crippling Burden For Millions Of Americans

Washington (AFP) - Michael Bloomberg's record $1.8 billion donation for financial aid to Johns Hopkins University highlights the problem of student debt in America, which can still be a burden even years after graduation. According to the Department of Education, 42.2 million Americans were repaying a federal student loan at the end of June 2018 for a total sum of nearly $1.5 trillion, the largest volume of debt after home loans. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said he was making the gift to his alma mater to help qualified low- and middle-income students more easily afford access to university in a country where post-secondary education fees at elite schools routinely exceed $50,00

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