The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation are proud to announce the names of four students from Roanoke County and Salem City who have been chosen to receive continuing education scholarships. The scholarship program, which was established in 1996, presents four scholarships annually and is based on career goals, strong work ethic, community involvement and financial need of the student.
Amber Altice is a graduating Senior at William Byrd High School. Throughout Amber’s high school career, she has been an active member on the Varsity Softball team as well as in the Beta Club and Leo Club.
Outside of school, Ms. Altice has done work for various organizations including the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society. Amber will be attending Virginia Tech and plans to major in either Civil or Mechanical Engineering.
Jonathan Walker is a graduating Senior at Salem High School. Jonathan, a star athlete and scholar, has held the role of Captain of the Salem High School Football team in addition to the President of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at Salem High School. Mr. Walker has also lent his sport abilities to help coach pee-wee football and junior basketball. Jonathan plans to attend Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business and to one day own his own business.
Kahia Jones will be graduating from Northside High School in early June. In school, Kahia has been very active in sports with Basketball, Track, and Cross Country. Along with her sports interests, she has held numerous offices in SkillsUSA. Outside of school, Ms. Jones has worked with various organizations including the American Cancer Society and C.H.I.P.. Kahia plans to attend a 4-year institution where she plans to study Criminal Justice
Ryan Brock will also be graduating from Northside High School in early June. Mr. Brock has kept busy in his high school career by being active in the Technology Student Association, Burton Robotics Team, SkillsUSA, and the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Ryan has been active in the community by volunteering with Burlington Elementary School, Friendship Manor, and the Rescue Mission. Ryan will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall to study Engineering.
These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of sponsors and other participants of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament and other fundraisers throughout the year. This year’s golf tournament will be held September 10 and 11. For information on how you can become a tournament sponsor or participant, please call the Chamber office at 387-0267.