Friday, September 7, 2012

Kohl's honors youth from across nation

Kohl's Department Stores announced the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Of those youth - Cole Rasenberger, 11, from Davidson.

The students, ranging in age from 6-18, are the recipients of $10,000 scholarships for post-secondary education. In addition to the scholarships, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of each winners' choice.

This year’s winners were selected from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide, based on their volunteer efforts. Cole was chosen because he made postcards to help save animal habitats in North Carolina coastal forests.

Cole and his classmates sent the cards to a major fast food chain. A year later, the chain changed its bags to 100 percent recyclable fibers. For more information about the Kohl's Cares scholarship, visit their website.