Ginebaugh awarded RCC scholarship

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to announce that Rockford High School (RHS) senior Brian Ginebaugh is the recipient of its $1,000 college scholarship.

A panel of 12 board members had the difficult task of poring over submitted applications and whittling down the list to the eventual winner.

The applicants answered the timely question, “If you were the governor of Michigan, what steps would you take to help keep Michigan’s talent from leaving the state?” Ginebaugh impressed the judges with his answers to the essay and his involvement in the community. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the RHS swim team and current captain, member of the Youth Initiative, a volunteer at St. John’s Home and has participated in a church mission trip to Toronto.

He is planning on attending Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. in the fall and pursuing a career in engineering. While attending Stevens Institute, Ginebaugh is planning to pursue a co-op with a large company located in New York City.

“Thank you for awarding me with the chamber’s annual scholarship,” Ginebaugh said. “I appreciate the support as I head off to college next year. They have a program there called Technogenesis, which focuses on the entrepreneurial aspects of engineering. I am very interested in this and am looking forward to the next stage of my educational career.”

The scholarship was announced during the RCC’s Rockford Community EXPO event on Saturday, March 20, and Ginebaugh will be honored again at the RHS Honors Convocation Ceremony on May 27.

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