Ashley Forte, a senior at Hillside High
School in Durham, N.C., is the first of the school’s
Finance Academy students to receive a scholarship
sponsored by the AICPA and the AICPA Foundation.
Forte plans to study accounting and finance at the
Calloway School of Accountancy at Wake Forest
University in North Carolina.
“One of our
goals is to help promising students realize their
dream of pursuing an accounting career,” said Victor
Velazquez, vice president–member service and
operations, who presented the scholarship to Forte.
“People like Ashley serve as important role models for
their fellow students.”
The AICPA partners
with Hillside High School’s Finance Academy to review
and update curricula with finance and accounting
course materials and to encourage students to consider
careers in accounting and improve their financial