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Seniors headed to UNC win Kimberly-Clark scholarships

Two area high school seniors headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarship Program scholarships worth $20,000, Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced.


Scholarship winners were Cecilia Rasco, a senior at Hendersonville High School and the daughter of James and Rose Marie Rasco, and Carter Binkley, a senior at Pisgah High School in Canton and the son of Robbie Reavis and Debbie Binkley Reavis. Both Rasco and Reavis plan to attend UNC.

“We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these outstanding students,” said Ernest Humphries, manager of the Kimberly-Clark mill in Hendersonville. “We are pleased to award them Bright Futures scholarships and wish them well as they pursue their dreams in higher education.”

Marking its 27th year, the Bright Futures program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. This year, scholarships totaling $940,000 were awarded to 47 students across the United States and Canada. Since its inception, the program has granted over $42 million in scholarships to more than 2,100 students.