Tryon Riding & Hunt Club scholarship recipients

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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.

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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