Rose Seniors' hard work pays off
BY HAILEE WHITFIELD ON JUNE 5, 2014
As the school year comes to an end, college is starting to be the main concern seniors are thinking about. College can be scary for some, but others cannot wait to walk out of the Rose doors to start a whole new beginning in their lives.
Colleges have begun to give scholarships to students all over the country. This year alone Rose has received around $7 million dollars in scholarships. A large part of this money was offered to Senior Kentavious Street. The North Carolina State University commit was offered 17 scholarship opportunities to colleges from all over the country.
Senior Jacob Stocks has received six scholarships. Stocks was recognized for four scholarships on awards day, but has since received two more.
“I have so far received around $15,000, but I have not received all of the scholarship money but I am also waiting to hear back from others,” Stocks said. “I am planning to attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and I would like to major in biology and minor in chemistry.”
Stocks received around $10,000 from Chapel Hill and is still collecting the other [scholarships]. Stocks found the other scholarships he received from the scholarship board on the Rose website.
Senior Briana Best was also recognized on awards day.
"I was in Fashionetta, a debutante and because I participated, I was given donations that went towards academics,” Best said. “I also received awards for chorus.”
Best will be attending North Carolina Central University in the fall.
Various programs and organizations offer scholarships which give students the opportunity to receive many scholarships. Colleges offer monetary aid as well.
Senior Mo Blackwell was one of the many seniors that received scholarships from more than one school.
“I received the President Scholarship to the College of Charleston and this scholarship would renew every year if I kept up a 3.0, an $80,000 scholarship to South Carolina and a $30,000 scholarship to Clemson,” Blackwell said. “I found out I got these scholarships around a month after I got into the schools.”
Blackwell will be attending the University of Chapel Hill.
As this year comes to an end, a new beginning is only around the corner in a few short months. Seniors will be in college, juniors will be seniors and a whole new freshman class will be coming in. So class of 2015, congratulations, It’s almost here.