WILMINGTON — Twelve graduating seniors from Wilmington High School each received $1,000 scholarships thanks to a $12,000 donation last October from AT&T to the Clinton County Foundation, in support of the Wilmington Succeeds program, and as a result of a grant submitted by the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission.
As part of the program, the scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors who will be attending either Southern State Community College or Wilmington College in the fall. Those recipients are:
• Attending Wilmington College: Bryah Arehart, Je’Taysia Johns, Abigail Brunck, Taylor Rolfe, Joshua Cordy and Vanessa McKee.
• Attending Southern State: Caylee Collins, Brianna Williams, Alexis Carman, Robert Bradshaw, Alyssa Boothe and Nathaniel Powell
Presenting the scholarships were Mark Romito, AT&T Director of external affairs; Jan Blohm, Executive Director, Clinton County Foundation (CCF); Taylor Stuckert, Executive Director, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission; Ron Sexton, Superintendent, Wilmington City Schools; Mindy McCarty-Stewart, Principal of Wilmington High School; John Stanforth, Mayor of Wilmington; Kevin Boys, President of Southern State Community College; Dennis Kelly, VP of Enrollment; Mark McKay, Wilmington City Council; and Tyler Williams, Guidance Counselor, Wilmington High School.
Wilmington Succeeds is an inter-linked, cooperative program between local, partnering institutions focused on offering young residents and professionals at various levels new, unique resources that help to establish a stronger connection to their community. The partnering institutions include: City of Wilmington, Wilmington High School, Southern State Community College, Wilmington College, the Clinton County Board of Realtors, and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission.
For more information on Wilmington Succeeds, please visit wilmingtonsucceeds.com.