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March 21, 2019

Eleven SCC Upward Bound Students Reach $1,000,000 Scholarship Goal

Eleven current participants in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program set a goal last year to apply for $1,000,000 in scholarship funding.

Many individuals reached their personal goals as the group collectively completed $1,286,172.

The seniors attended high schools in Sylva, Franklin, Cherokee and Bryson City.

“We are so proud of these students,” said Annette Kesgen, director for SCC’s Upward Bound program. “When they set this goal last year, it may have seemed out of reach. But they set their minds on making it happen, and they achieved it through hard work and discipline.”

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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