Evitt Foundation Awards 3 College Scholarships

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ringgold Telephone Company and the Evitt Foundation announced the winners of the 2014 Evitt Foundation Scholarship.

Ashley Brotherton, granddaughter of Jan Brotherton, and a graduate of Heritage High School, is the first recipient of the 2014 Evitt Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. 

Alex Ware, son of Nick and Kristi Ware, is a graduate of Heritage High School.  Alex is the second recipient of the 2014 Evitt Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Dennis Walton, son of Carrie Denise Walton, is a graduate of Heritage High School. Dennis is the third recipient of the 2014 Evitt Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 .

In 2004, The Evitt Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was established to honor the memory and legacy of Ringgold Telephone Company founder; Jim Evitt Sr. During his lifetime, Jim Evitt Sr. was more than just the local pharmacist, a Catoosa County Superior Clerk, and entrepreneur. He was an instrumental part of numerous projects that made Ringgold a better community.  Mr. Evitt looked for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  Today, the Evitt Foundation’s mission is one which strives to keep Jim Evitt Sr.’s legacy alive.   The Foundation works toward promoting child welfare and education in the Catoosa County community, as well as in underprivileged areas throughout the world.

For more information on the Evitt Foundation, or for information regarding funds and scholarships, please visit www.evittfoundation.org.

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