MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce has awarded $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors Gray Fandel, Susanna Schoeck and Jazmyne Joins.
“The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors residing within Mint Hill who demonstrate excellence in their academics, community service and leadership abilities,” said Tara Goodfellow, a member of the selection committee. “Every year I am greatly encouraged by the amazing effort these students put forth to have a positive impact on our community.”
Gray Fandel, of Independence High School, will attend Appalachian State University in the fall. In addition to a stellar academic record, Fandel has performed in over 20 theater productions, won a national award in sculpture, logged over 850 hours of local and international service, and swam for four years on the school swim team, Goodfellow said.
Susanna Schoeck, of Covenant Day School, will attend Louisiana State University in the fall. She maintained a 4.6 weighted grade point average while competing on the swimming, soccer and cross country teams; leading the Covenant Day School Math Club; and launching the Juniors to Seniors program, Goodfellow said.
Jazmyne Joins, of Rocky River High School, will attend UNC Greensboro in the fall. Jazmyne has balanced school with working at the Chick-fil-A on Albemarle road and volunteering at multiple chamber events, according to Executive Director Paige McKinney.
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce’s College Scholarship Program is made possible through the support of chamber members, the business community and the success of its annual Golf Classic.
“One of my passions is working with the future leaders of our community, empowering them to continue their education and achieve great things within their community,” McKinney said. “In providing these scholarships, I hope it sets them up for success on their journey and for many years to come.”