Forbes Foundation Scholarships awarded to four PCHS students

Published 10:52 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012

Forbes Foundation Scholarship winners Kari Malkki, Rebecca Marie Elliot, Anna Gabriella Koenig and Reina Kornmayer with Susan S. McHugh, center, of the Forbes Foundation. (photo submitted)

The board of directors for the Stuart and Margaret L. Forbes Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation’s 2012 college scholarships.

This year the foundation awarded one $3,000 renewable scholarship and three $2,000 scholarships.

Kari Malkki, an honor student at Polk County High, will attend Brown University in Providence, R.I., where she plans to study international relations. Her goal is to pursue a career in non-profit/development work overseas.

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Malkki’s high school activities included cross country, women’s soccer, concert band and percussion ensemble, and A+ Project tutoring. She was a member of the National Honors Society, president of the Key Club, vice president of Student Action for Global Awareness (SAGA) and secretary of the Green Team. Malkki is the daughter of Rita Malkki and resides in Saluda.

Rebecca Marie Elliot will attend NC State University and participate in the Wolf Pack Track and Field Program. At PCHS she was active in FFA, the Horticultural Team, Student Council as well as cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

She also has worked with the Polk County Recreation Summer Day Camp. An avid runner, Elliot went to New York in the spring of 2012 for the National Competition and was named as a Western Highlands Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Elliot of Columbus.