Corbin Lee Rogers Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Corbin Lee Rogers, 20, of Carthage, passed on Friday, January 31, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Corbin was born February 23, 1999 in Pinehurst to Jimmy Rae Rogers and Karen Faith (Key) Rogers. He joined the Carthage Fire Department as a volunteer in March of 2018 shortly before graduating from Union Pines High School. He went on to earn his firefighters certifications thru the Sandhills Community College Fire Academy. He worked part-time with the Carthage Fire Department and full time with the Spring Lake Fire Department in Cumberland County. He loved to play guitar, video games with Spencer and Jay, cooking, and old music like the Beatles and Johnnie Cash. He is and will always be well loved by his family, friends, and brotherhood of firefighters.
In Corbin’s own words from one of his last posts on Instagram: “These last six months have been the best of my life. From the first day I walked in the classroom to the last, I was always excited to work with these guys and form a bond I will never forget. We had our ups and downs as a team and as individuals, but we overcame them and that made us all the better. Till the day I die I will call you guys my brothers and I will back you up anytime anywhere without question. I hope our paths will cross again. I love you guys and you all will do great things. To all of my brothers and sisters in the service, train hard, have fun and be safe. Be The Warrior”.
1) Award to a deserving student enrolling full-time in the Fire Protection Technology Program at SCC; 2) Selection based on merit and potential for success; 3) May receive 2nd yr., if remain qualified; 4) Preference given to students planning to pursue a career at the Carthage or Spring Lake Fire Departments.