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Polk ICC’s First New Century Scholars graduate from high school

Polk County Campus ICC Foundation announces the graduation of two of its

Diana Silva

New Century Scholars at Polk County High School on June 8. Graduates Paco Chavez and Diana Silva were members of the first New Century Scholars class of three students selected in 2006.
As part of the program, Chavez and Silva agreed at the beginning of seventh grade to attend school regularly, do their best academically, participate in support activities and engage in community service. They also agreed to exhibit good citizenship and remain drug and alcohol-free. During this process, they were mentored by members of the foundation board and by coordinators at both Polk Middle School and Polk High School.
Now that the students have completed the program, the foundation is fulfilling its promise to provide each of them two years of tuition-free education at Isothermal Community College.
To insure its ongoing ability to provide these scholarships, the Foundation holds a fund-raising golf tournament each fall.

Paco Chavez

Anyone may contribute to the New Century Scholarship Fund at any time. Checks made payable to the Polk County Campus ICC Foundation and earmarked for New Century Scholars may be sent directly to Polk County Campus ICC Foundation, 1255 West Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722.
The bulk of monies raised for New Century Scholars is in an endowment fund administered by the Polk County Community Foundation. For more information, contact polkcountyiccfoundation@gmail.com.
– article submitted by Lisa Barrows