2010 Phoebus High School graduate Corrine Clinch named one of Forbes 30 under 30
Corrine Clinch, a 2010 Phoebus High School graduate, has been named a 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur by Forbes Magazine. Clinch is the cofounder and CEO of a start-up water purification company called Rorus, Inc.
Rorus’ goal is to make clean water easy, accessible, and inexpensive. The engineers turned entrepreneurs have already created a diverse line of affordable and durable water filtration devices.
Clinch attended Carnegie Mellen, where she majored in bio medical and civil engineering.
In a Hampton City Schools Shining Stars Alumni video, Clinch spoke fondly of her education in HCS. She said she especially enjoyed being a part of the FIRST robotics team at Phoebus.
“Toy Carpenter (one of her teachers) did a great job instilling in us that there is no reason for excuses,” said Clinch. Carpenter told his students, “There is no reason for excuses. You need to learn for yourself, not for me.”
Clinch said that was a really important lesson and it was “really cool to see a teacher supporting us being our own managers.”
Clinch’s advice to her fellow classmates during her Valedictorian speech in 2010 was to “ask and seek and knock and make the most out of your experience. No matter what it is that you are passionate about, you can find some way to involve your coursework with it.”
Forbes’ 30 under 30 Class of 2016 is 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors.
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