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.
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.
Polk County Early College sophomore Matt Loman has been selected to receive a full scholarship to attend Space Camp this summer in Huntsville, Ala.
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.
Polk County high school juniors are receiving special attention this week to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT
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.