BERMUDA RUN, N.C. — WXII 12 News — A special breakfast was held on Tuesday morning in Bermuda Run in honor of Crosby Scholars, the free college access program that serves all of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools for students in grades 6-12.
Tuesday’s “Breakfast of Champions” welcomed the class of 2022 to the Crosby alumnae family and was followed by the 16th Annual Crosby Scholars Invitational Golf Tournament, which raised $300,000 in grants and scholarships.
WXII 12 News spoke with a few of the graduating seniors at the event who shared what being a Crosby scholar means to them, as well as the experience they’ll take with them, as they begin their college careers.
Soon-to-be East Forsyth High School graduate, Regan Rhymes, said “There is a community service requirement, along with the academies, and having that preparation and just that consistency throughout each year, having that dedication to service…and also being able to network with a bunch of leaders across Forsyth County..it has enabled me to become a better leader.”
Another member of WS/FCS’s 2022 graduating class, Jayla Summers, attends Reagan High School and shared:
“The community service and the leadership has really helped me become the person that I am today, as it’s allowed me to be involved in other extracurricular activities, and just help people at my school,” Summers said.
Leaders of Crosby Scholars and alumnae spoke during Tuesday’s breakfast, as well as former WXII 12 News Anchor Cameron Kent, who was the guest speaker of the event.
To watch the full story on Breakfast of Champions visit wxii12.com.