Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Local Scholarships for 3rd Year in a Row

August 5th, 2019 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce sponsored scholarships for seven local students to attend the North Carolina School of Science & Math (NCSSM) Summer Accelerator program. 

This year's scholarship recipients are: Sacha Frindethie, Will Kirkland, Tristan Mick, Sam Nixon, Genevieve Powell, Iris Westerman, and Izzy Mitchell.

The scholarships received funding from The Village Foundation, Blowing Rock Community Foundation, and the Kennedy-Herterich Foundation.

On Monday afternoon the students shared their experiences through creative presentations with a group of parents and community members.  This marks the 3rd year that the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council has supported local students aspiring to attend the program. "The NCSSM program establishes early educational opportunities that may lead to increased interest in becoming a future entrepreneur," says Jim McDowell, committee chair. "The Blowing Rock Chamber believes in supporting our next generation of leaders and business owners."

For more information on the programs or committees listed above, contact the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at (828) 295-7851 or online at


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