Brian Linder named state finalist

Brian Linder one of ten state finalists
Posted on 10/25/2017
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Brian Linder, a Broome High School senior and SGA President, has been named one of the top ten semifinalist for the 2018 US Senate Youth Scholarship Competition.  He will now move to the final round of the competition on November 28, which will be a personal student interview with the panel of judges for the competition.  

The state’s two winning delegates and two alternates will be selected from this group of outstanding students.  The two winning delegates will each receive a $10,000 scholarship which they can apply to their undergraduate college degree. The winning delegates will also receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. in March 2018 to see the federal government and Supreme Court in action.  

Linder is the son of Janet and Buddy Linder.  Academically, he has challenged himself with Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment coursework and has earned a grade point average of 5.228 with a rank of 1 out of 201 students.  Outside the classroom, Linder has participated in the Broome High School Royal Regiment Marching Band for six years, playing the trumpet, clarinet, and serving as Drum Major in grades 10-12.  Throughout the years, he has also been selected for All-State Band. Linder has been active in the Student Government Association all of his high school career.

Outside of school, Linder has participated in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Organization as an Ambassador and Alumni Counselor; Palmetto Boys State; United Way Youth Philanthropy Board; MLK Day of Service Committee Member; Model Arab League Delegate; Converse College Wind Ensemble and Clarinet Choir.  He was also selected as a James Otis Scholar and inducted into the Terry McCoy Leadership Hall of Fame.  He attends Eastside Baptist Church of Spartanburg.  With plans to attend a four-year college, Linder is looking forward to a career in public service.

The state’s two winning delegates will be announced by December 10, 2017.

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