Raleigh, NC, February 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The First Tee of the Triangle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf, has announced two members of its chapter have earned the national designation of The First Tee Scholar – Class of 2014. Vance Barber and Amanda Levy are among 102 scholars chosen nationally who exemplify pristine academic excellence and focus, and will both be eligible to receive financial assistance through The First Tee.
With this honor, Barber and Levy have the opportunity to apply for any educational scholarship programs offered through The First Tee to attend a participating college or university and continue their post-secondary studies. Since 2003, the program has designated 623 teen participants as scholars and funded 112 scholarships worth more than $1 million.
Barber is a senior at Millbrook High School, where he has participated in its morning news program and the marching band for four years. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville to pursue a degree in news media and design.
Levy is a senior at Wake Forest High School who will attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she will continue her golf career. She joined the Triangle chapter of The First Tee at its inception in 2004, and has grown to be a role model and accomplished golfer, as she finished the end of last year in the top 20 female golfers in North Carolina. Levy represented the chapter as one of 81 youth players and only 27 girls in the 2013 Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event, in September.
To view the full list of The First Tee Scholars – Class of 2014, visit http://bit.ly/1fvJagW. For more information about The First Tee of the Triangle and how to become a volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/1bke0rI.
“We are particularly proud of Amanda and Vance for exemplifying The Fire Tee Nine Core Values in their lives and for applying those skills to their academic performance and success, and we congratulate them both,” said Brandon Baker, executive director of The First Tee of the Triangle. “This is an exciting honor for our chapter to have two selections to this elite group of scholars, as it is highly competitive with 187 chapters in the network. Once again, The First Tee of the Triangle stands out in the network, and our participants shine.”
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About The First Tee of the Triangle:
Established in 2004, The First Tee of the Triangle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the area by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Offering programs specifically designed for young people ages 6 to 18 in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina, the organization has worked with approximately 15,000 young people in the area. With nine partnering facilities in the area, The First Tee of the Triangle delivers The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ to area youth who might not otherwise be exposed to the character values of the game. For more information, visit The First Tee of The Triangle’s website.