Meet Ben Tolbert

Courtesy of Danah Tolbert.

Freedom High School's Ben Tolbert received CFWNC's Mike Davis Team Spirit Award as well as a three-year U.S. Army ROTC scholarship worth $175,000 through the Army College Fund and the Montgomery G.I. Bill. He has chosen to attend Clemson University.

“It is an honor to have been awarded these scholarships as they are both a representation of the recipient's quality of character and the principles by which they conduct themselves,” Tolbert said. “God has surrounded me with people who preach the importance of family, hard work and humility.

“Ben has been an outstanding representative for Freedom High School over the last four years,” said Casey Rogers, the current principal and former head boys basketball coach at FHS. “His work ethic and drive in the classroom and outside the classroom are second to none. I have no doubts that Ben will be successful in the next chapter of his life, and I am very proud of him. He is very deserving of both scholarships.”