Carey named Giordano Scholarship recipient

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Admissions Department of the University of North Carolina at Asheville recently announced the recipient of the Frank & Sybil Giordano Scholarship.

Clayton E. Carey

Polk County High School senior Clayton Carey has been selected as the 2011 recipient. Carey is the son of Brian and Colleen Carey of Tryon.

During his four years in High School, Carey has had a very strong academic record. Has been very involved in both the PCHS Concert and Marching Bands and served as percussion captain in each of his four years. In addition, Carey served as Junior Class President.

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This Polk County senior plans to enroll in UNC- Asheville’s 2 + 2 degree program. His ultimate goal is to become a chemical engineer.

The Giordano Scholarship is available to Polk County seniors who have attended Polk County High School for at least three years and reside in the county. In 2011 the value of the scholarship is estimated to be in excess of $14,500. Each applicant must be in the top third of their graduating class and is interviewed by a local scholarship committee. Members of the interview committee are Judy Arledge, Frank Giordano, Richard Smith, John Vining and Tawana Weicker.

– article submitted by Sarah Gottfried