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Scholarship Helps Doug Grimm Pursue Career

Doug Grimm joined the youth choir in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., at the age of 7, and he has been singing ever since. In 2018 he graduated from Brevard High School and was awarded a Connestee Falls scholarship by the Transylvania County School Department. Now he is majoring in vocal performance and arts administration at UNC Greensboro. The Grimm family moved to Brevard five years ago when Doug’s mother, Barbara, took the job of school director at Brevard Academy. Grimm did not welcome the move to Brevard; he was slated to attend an arts magnet school in Savannah and he feared he would not find the same level of excellence in music here. He soon realized that he was wrong. The music scene

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Stephanie McCall Pursues Writing Career

If you ask Stephanie McCall, 2004 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship, who she is, she would be most likely to answer first, that she is a writer, and second, that she is a person with cerebral palsy. Or she might respond the other way around. Or she might say that she is a person with three published books or a person with two advanced degrees. No matter what, McCall practices using person first language and encourages others to do so. Person first language identifies someone as a person and then adds additional identifiers. That’s important in a world in which people are often identified by their skin color or their religion or their disability. McCall said that receiving the Connes

Learn about the Scholarship Endowment Tuesday, June 25th, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for a special program to be presented by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina on Tuesday, June 25, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Cherokee Room. The CFWNC manages the newly established Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program Endowment. Explore how to create a plan for charitable giving that maximizes tax advantages; hear an introduction to charitable gift planning terms and concepts, with special attention to the topics most relevant to giving after tax reform; and learn about tax advantaged ways to make a difference now and in the future. There will be time for Q & A. The Community Foundation of WNC is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to build a

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