Walker receives Giordano scholarship at UNC Asheville

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

Plans to become a medical doctor
The admissions department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville recently  announced that Polk County High School

Matthew Walker

(PCHS) senior Matthew Walker has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Frank & Sybil Giordano Scholarship. Walker is the son of Danny and Patsy Walker of Tryon.
During his four years at PCHS, Walker has had a strong academic record. He is a member of the PCHS Interact Club and has had leadership roles in the Health Occupations Students of America club and Future Business Leaders of America club, in addition to serving as the Red Cross blood drive coordinator at the high school during his junior and senior years. He also represented Polk County at North Carolina Boys State last summer and served as captain of the hunter skills portion of the PCHS Shooting Sports Team.
Walker, who will graduate from PCHS in June, plans to become a medical doctor.
He will begin his undergraduate studies at UNC-Asheville this fall. He intends to continue his education in cardiology after earning his bachelor’s degree.
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 2012 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.
Applicants are interviewed by a local scholarship selection committee. Members of the committee are Judy Arledge, Frank Giordano, Richard Smith, John Vining and Tawana Weicker.
– article submitted by Sarah Gottfried

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