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Tryon Riding & Hunt Club scholarship recipients

Seven years ago, at the urging of Board of Director member Nancy Z. Wilson, the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TROHC) created a scholarship fund for worthy equestrian-oriented graduating seniors and those attending institutions of higher education.  As criteria, all applicants must be involved in equine activities in the Polk County/ Upstate region.  This program is in addition to the TR&HC scholarship available through the Polk County Community Foundation.

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club proudly recognizes Olivia Case, Landrum High School graduate; Carson Kay, sophomore at Berry College; and Ashley Monk, a rising senior at Gardner – Webb as the recipients of the 2013 TR&HC Educational Scholarship.

The three students selected will each receive a portion of monies from the scholarship fund.  All three exemplify the spirit of the award by knowing that equestrian activities teach hard work, dedication, time management, responsibility and teamwork.

Also involved in the TR&HC scholarship selection committee were Jeff Arrowood, Tryon Chief of Police; Jeff Harmon, Harmon & Associates; and Donald Hill, Polk County Sheriff.

The 2013 scholarship recipients also include Shalyn Brown, the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Scholarship winner administered through the Polk County Community Foundation.

The TR&HC is a non-profit organization, 501 c.3 so any support or donations would be tax deductible.  For more information, call 828-863-0480 or mail donations to 6985 S. NC 9 Hwy, Columbus, N.C. 28722 with “scholarship” marked in the memo line.

– article submitted by Laura Weicker