Fitch, Lilly awarded scholarships

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Stuart and Margaret L. Forbes Foundation, Inc. has announced the scholarship grants for the year 2010 to the following Polk County High School graduates.

Evan Fitch will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will enter the pre-med track. While at Polk County High School he participated in Key Club, Interact Club, Science Olympiad Varsity Team, Quiz Bowl and National Honor Society. Fitch also played varsity soccer and was a member of the track team.

Service opportunities were gained during his involvement with his youth group through projects and fundraisers for charity, as well as his position as assistant teacher in his churchs religious education program. Fitch is the son of Iain and Theresa Fitch of Tryon.

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Angelina Lilly, an honor student at Polk County High School, will attend Hawaii Pacific University, where she will pursue a career in the medical field. Her high school activities included Key Club, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Fellow Athletes and indoor track.

She was a volunteer for Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Foothills Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Thermal Belt Outreach and Builders Club. Lilly also worked at Bucks Pizza, Tryon Estates and was a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Greenville. She is the daughter of Robert and Suelin Lilly.

Each recipient is entitled to a scholarship award of $3,000 for each academic year at a four-year college or university of their choice. The scholarship awardee must maintain a minimum grade point average in order to qualify for renewal. These awards recognize graduates who were in the top 15 percent academic rating of their class.