Kennett High and Conestoga students win $10,000 awards

Two local high school seniors bested thousands of others from across the country to win $10,000 college scholarships from Toyota.

Alexander Brothers from Kennett High School in the Kennett Consolidated School District, and Carolyn Fox from Conestoga High School in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District were among the 100 high school seniors honored in Louisville on May 11 for their academic success and leadership demonstrated through community service.

Brothers, from Chadds Ford, has volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, the Kennett Marrow Registry, and duPont Children's Hospital.

Fox, from Devon, is co-founder of Kids in Crisis, a group that organizes correspondence and donations with children in crisis situations across the globe.

Twelve students, national winners in the Toyota competition, were each awarded $20,000 scholarships at the awards banquet. Brothers and Fox were among the 88 regional finalists to earn $10,000 each towards their college educations.

   Will Hobson