MINT HILL, NC – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of thisyear’s Chamber sponsored scholarships. Three students, who are residents of Mint Hill, arechosen each spring by a Chamber committee. The College Scholarship Program, instituted by the 2014 Board of Directors, is made possible by the support of Mint Hill Chamber members, the business community, and the success of its annual Golf Classic.
Tetnika Williamson, Chamber Director, Instructional Facilitator at Independence High Schooland Business Alliance Advisor said, “The Scholarship Committee is truly impressed with the talent & perseverance our high school seniors have demonstrated during such unprecedented times. We hope our contribution will help propel them as they embark upon their academic and career journey.”
The program has grown thanks to the support of the community. Funds are raised from our annual September Golf Classic, as well as the generosity of Pour 64 hosting an annual cornhole tournament. We’d love to continue to grow the program and increase the award amounts. If your company is interested in partnering with us, our Executive Director Paige McKinney can be reached at email@example.com.
This year’s recipients include a female winner, a committee’s choice, and a Chamber junior ambassador. They are: (1) Taylor Clawson from Independence High School will be attending the university of North Carolina at Charlotte, studying Biology-Physician Assistant. (2) Makayla Brown from Independence High School will be attending Appalachian State University, studying cell/Molecular Biology. (3) Lena Ayesh from Independence High School will be attending university of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying International and Global Affairs and Development.
“The students that applied for our scholarships this year were remarkable,” said Paige McKinney, Executive Director of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce “All of our applicants demonstrated leadership attributes and academic achievements within their school. This year’s scholarship recipients made positive impacts within the Mint Hill community. They took an active role volunteering within the Mint Hill community, including the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce. We hope that this scholarship will help further their education, and that they will return to Mint Hill as future business leaders in our community.”