Seth Rehder has the markings of a leader.

He’s in National Honor Society, has completed AP courses in government and history, has been a very active member of Boy Scout Troop 103, attained cadet technical sergeant in his Civil Air Patrol squadron and on June 11 he received the 2019 J. Howard Coble Scholarship.

The family of Howard Coble officially presented the scholarship to Rehder, Tuesday, June 11 at the Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce office at 1634 North Main Street in High Point. Rehder plans to study political science and join Air Force ROTC when he enrolls in college this fall. He has his sights set on Virginia Tech. (Photo above: Seth Rehder receives ceremonial check. L-R: Cindy Farmer, Coble Scholarship committee, Dr. Ray Coble, Seth Rehder, Chris Coble, Paul Lessard.)

The late Howard Coble, for whom the scholarship is named, was a dedicated public servant who retired from the US House of Representatives in 2015 and he was a proud Coast Guard veteran. When Coble’s nephew, Dr. Ray Coble, a local veterinarian, and his wife Chris Coble, established the J. Howard Coble Scholarship Fund, they set criteria that emphasize exactly the kind of community service and leadership that Rehder has demonstrated.

A recent graduate of Northern Guilford High School, Rehder’s impressive academic performance was matched by a long list of extracurricular activities, including running cross country, serving as a delegate to Model United Nations and Tarheel Boys State and volunteering in the school’s guidance and attendance office.

Rehder currently works as a lifeguard at the Spears YMCA where he has also volunteered as an Aquatic Safety Assistant. He is the son of Chad and Emily Rehder of Summerfield.

The High Point Community Foundation manages the scholarship fund and administers the application and award process.

For more information on the J. Howard Coble Scholarship Fund, please contact the High Point Community Foundation at 336-882-3298 or visit this page.