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Thanks to the extraordinary support of donors, the Falconer Foundation has been able to bestow $20,000 to date in scholarships to some very deserving young people in our community.  Meet our recipients!

2023 Award:  De'Layla Overcash

Meet De'Layla Overcash, a graduate from Statesville High School.  She is attending UNC-Charlotte this fall with a double major in dance and exercise science.

" I undoubtedly feel that my action in arts and service has had a major impact on the future and those around me. My participation in arts has granted me the opportunity to gain knowledge from so many different people which I intend on sharing with as many individuals as I can someday."

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L-R:  Dennis Cowardin, Falconer Foundation Chair, Cortney Frasier, Falconer Foundation Director, and De'Layla Overcash

2022 Award:  Lyric Contarino

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L-R:  Lyric Contarino, Cortney Frasier, Falconer Foundation Director, and Dennis Cowardin, Falconer Foundation Chair

Meet Lyric Contarino, a graduate from North Iredell High School, who is currently attending Brevard College.  Lyric is a spunky, outgoing, beautiful human being with a longtime passion for the arts.  While at North Iredell High, she was involved in the theatre, the choir, on the Colorguard team, and on the yearbook staff.  She was able to attend Brevard this fall to pursue her musical theatre degree on almost a full ride thanks to a performing arts scholarship as well as the endowment from Falconer Foundation.

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