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BBB Announces 2012 Torch Scholarship Recipients

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern NC announced the recipients of the 2012 BBB Torch Scholarships at a ceremony held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on January 16.

PRLog - Jan. 24, 2013 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- RALEIGH, N.C. (January 24, 2013) — Better Business Bureau serving Eastern NC announced the recipients of the 2012 BBB Torch Scholarships at a ceremony held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on January 16. BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.

BBB Torch Scholarship entries were evaluated by an independent panel of judges comprised of volunteer business and community leaders in eastern North Carolina. An impressive number of entries were received this year from both high school students and college undergraduates in BBB’s 33-county service area.

Applicants were evaluated on their involvement in the community, leadership and academic achievement. They were also required to obtain a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business and complete an essay. This year’s essay topic was “If I were a CEO… the 5 principles on which I would build my company and why.”

“To say that the field of candidates for this year’s Torch Scholarships was strong is an understatement,” said Toby Barfield, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “When I heard the list of accomplishments and activities of each of our winners, I was awestruck.”

BBB congratulates the winners of the 2012 Torch Scholarships!

First Place - $2,000
Catherine Foley, Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
Meagan Norman, East Carteret High School
Sydney Pfaff, West Carteret High School

Merit Scholarship - $1,000
Bridget Ryan, Kaplan University and Pless & Company CPAs

For more information on BBB Torch Scholarships, visit http://easternnc.bbb.org/torch-scholarship.  

About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.

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