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Hannah White named a 2012 First Tee Scholar

Hannah White of Ellerbe, NC, has earned the prestigious designation of The First Tee Scholar - Class of 2012.

White, 18, is a senior at Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, N.C. She embodies the leadership skills and characteristics that define The First Tee Scholars. Active in The First Tee of the Sandhills chapter for four years, she has participated in The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy and The First Tee Future Leaders Forum. She is a Morehead-Cain Scholarship nominee, vice president of the Beta Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also volunteers in her community by helping at various soup kitchens.

 According to Hannah, “Being named a First Tee Scholar is a culmination of all the things the First Tee has done for me. It shows that I care not only about golf as sport but also as a way of developing leadership skills. It (The First Tee) has meant more than I can express. I have gained so much confidence in myself as a person. It has encouraged me to do my best academically and to volunteer in my community.” Hannah is planning on attending Wingate University in the fall.

Executive Director Bill Baker states that “The First Tee Scholars are a very small group of outstanding young people who embrace the ideals of sports and academics. Hannah is very deserving of this prestigious honor.  She is the Sandhills chapter's third recipient along with Bradley Chandler and Amanda D'Ostroph. We know she is prepared for future success in college and beyond and will continue to be an excellent ambassador of The First Tee for years to come.”  Learn more about our local program and the life skills classes available for all school age children at  www.thefirstteesandhills.org. Registration opens February 1st for Spring classes beginning March 17th.

 The First Tee Scholars Program recognizes participants for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Since 2003, the program has designated 254 Scholars and funded 90 scholarships worth more than $640,000. More than 20 colleges and universities throughout the United States have partnered with The First Tee to offer merit-based or leadership scholarships that help to offset the cost of attending school.