Four Beaufort area high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship grant through the Lieutenant General George I. Forsythe Rotary Scholarship program.
The four recipients, each nominated by their respective high schools are: Jasiah Ballenger, Whale Branch Early College High School; Courtney Kirberger, Beaufort Academy; Alexander Mazzeo, Beaufort High School; and Destinye Stormer, Battery Creek High School.
Three recipients – Kirberger, Mazzeo, and Stormer – were recognized with certificates by the Rotary Club of Beaufort at its May 23rd luncheon meeting. Ballenger was not able to attend the event.
The Lieutenant General George I. Forsythe Rotary Scholarship is presented annually to graduating seniors from Beaufort County high schools north of the Broad River in memory of Forsythe, a member of the Beaufort Rotary from 1972, when he completed a distinguished 33-year military career, until his passing in 1987. Certificates of recognition were presented to the recipients by retired Army Brigadier General Barney Forsythe, son of the late George Forsythe and a member of the Beaufort Rotary since 2014.
Jasiah Ballenger will attend Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC; Courtney Kirberger will attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC; Alexander Mazzeo will attend Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and Destinye Stormer will attend Howard University in Washington, DC.