Brice Janvrin, a 2015 graduate of Richland Northeast High School, was just graduated from USC.

Before heading to the corporate world, he is fulfilling his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. To give back to his high school alma mater, he is raising money for a student scholarship to promote a 24 hour challenge: Hike 42.9 miles on the trail in 24 hours, in the process traveling across the borders of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Janvrin started the hike in June and hopes to be done by the holidays. He received a scholarship from RNE himself and wanted to do the same for a deserving student.

“Although I consider my thru-hike of the trail to be important to my own self improvement, I realized it has been a largely selfish endeavor,” Janvrin said. “I figured I could use this as an opportunity to give back to the school and community which helped shape me.”

To donate to the fundraiser visit or write a check payable to RN Education Foundation, 7500 Brookfield Road, 29223. Mark it as Brice’s scholarship in memo.

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,192 mile long trail stretching from Maine to Georgia.