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Community Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to Class of 2016

Since 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community. Assets managed by the Community Foundation now exceed well over $50 million. The Foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to local nonprofits and educators, as well as scholarships to students.

Polk students pay campus visit to UNC Chapel Hill

A group of 32 sophomores and juniors from Polk County Early College and Polk County High School toured on April 20 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Under a Carolina blue sky, the group visited campus landmarks, spotted future NBA stars, enjoyed two dining halls and spoke with admissions counselors.

Early College’s Loman selected to attend Space Camp

Polk County Early College sophomore Matt Loman has been selected to receive a full scholarship to attend Space Camp this summer in Huntsville, Ala.

Lawter wins Junior Achievement essay contest

Polk County Early College student Haley Lawter was one of three winners in the 12th annual Junior Achievement Student Essay Contest, sponsored by Junior Achievement and the Asheville Citizen-Times

Rodriguez selected to attend Project Uplift

Polk County Early College student Sheila Rodriguez has been selected to attend Project Uplift this summer at the University of North Carolina

Lynch, Rodriguez selected for Governor’s School

Two Polk County high school juniors have been chosen to attend Governor's School of North Carolina this summer.

County schools sweep NCDOT regional bridge building competition

Polk County Middle School and Polk County Virtual Early College captured first place Friday in the North Carolina Department of Transportion Region 4 Model Bridge Building Competition in Morganton.

High school juniors receiving prepatory session for ACT

Polk County high school juniors are receiving special attention this week to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT

Local high school students tour UNC Charlotte

Forty-one students from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College spent Wednesday touring the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Local events geared toward helping students, families with financial aid application

The federal government will hand out some $50 billion in financial aid to high school seniors this year. Peter Vogel wants to make certain that Polk County students are in position to get as much of that money as possible.