Very recently, two scholarship winners were announced by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. This scholarship competition is held annually for high school students all across the country. The real estate agency asked if students would describe what it was like to grow up in a home that they would call their own. They were to describe what it would be like to own their own home one day plus they were to describe their volunteer experiences within their community.
With more than 500 applicants, two people from different parts of the country stood out the most. Jonathan Toong from Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina, as well as Aaron Borkovec from Newbury Park High School in Thousand Oaks, California, each were able to receive the $1000 scholarship reward for their pieces that best personified the “American dream” in a personal essay, and they told what it meant to them.
“We are so proud to announce this year’s scholarship winners,” said the President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Dan Forsman. “Aaron and Jonathan submitted authentic and compelling stories. They really highlighted the invaluable role of the home to provide a more stable family life, and the confidence and pride that comes from owning a home. We’re grateful we can help these young people further their education and pursue their own dreams.”
At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, their core philosophy is to help families live the American dream by buying their own home. Owning a home is linked to stronger communities, children that are better educated, job creation and even more benefits. Giving back to the community will continue to be a main priority of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.