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Local students win chamber scholarships

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

CARY – The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded two $1,000 business scholarships to local students.

The awards are intended to encourage area students to pursue college interests that might affect local business.

This year’s recipients were Jane Elder and Lindsay Light.

Elder recently graduated from Marian Central High School. She participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, Model U.N. and Pit Orchestra. In the fall, she will head to the University of Notre Dame.

Light recently graduated from Cary-Grove High School. She played soccer, volunteered and participated in leadership training. In the fall, she will head to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Each spring the Cary Grove Chamber awards scholarships to local high school students. Over the years, the chamber has given away more than $30,000 in scholarship awards to local high school students who are pursing business-related studies.

“The chamber is proud to make this investment in our local youth who may someday become future business professionals and owners right in our community,” the chamber said in a news release.

The chamber’s Scholarship Fund is supported through donations from local businesses. True Value Manufacturing is a major contributor of the fund. The chamber also makes contributions from the proceeds from Cary Cruise Nights and other activities.

The chamber scholarship committee members included Chamber President Dave Evans of Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus, Gene Brickhouse of True Value Manufacturing and Dorothy Miller of Lake Julian.

For information, visit www.carygrovechamber.com.

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