Holt makes Dean’s List
Carrie E. Holt of Fort Mill made the Dean’s List at Wagner College in New York for the spring 2013 semester. Making the list requires a 3.70 grade point average for the semester.
Fort Mill student receives Family Trust scholarship
Scott Fletcher of Fort Mill recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Family Trust Federal Credit Union for his service to the credit union’s Youth Advisory Board.
Fletcher, a senior at Fort Mill High School, was an advisory board member two years and served as board president this year. He plans to major in business administration or environmental science at Clemson University in the fall.
Family Trust’s Youth Advisory Board was created in 2008 to help the credit union learn what financial services students want and need. Members learned about money management and teamwork, and conducted a financial activity for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County.
Members must be 15 to 17 years old and attend a York County high school. Applications for the 2013-2014 year will be accepted through Sept. 14 and can be found at www.familytrust.org. Click on accounts/youth advisory board. For more information, contact Kendra Collins at 326-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Mill student receives honors in Oratorical Contest
Elkhyn Rivas, a sophomore at Nation Ford High School, took first place in the boys’ division at the South Carolina Optimist District’s Oratorical Contest.
The contest theme was “Why My Voice is Important,” and as winner of the division, Rivas will receive a $2500 scholarship. Rivas was sponsored by the Fort Mill Community Optimist Club.
Local student graduates from Lander University
Alyssa Hartley of Indian Land graduated from Lander University in Greenwood at the April 2013 commencement ceremonies. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Rep. Felder Awards 2 scholarships
S.C. State House Rep. Raye Felder of District 26 presented $500 scholarships to local students.
From Nation Ford High School, the award was presented to Tiara Davis, who will attend Wofford College. Her goal is to become an obstetrician and work to improve the health of her community.
From Fort Mill High School, the award was presented to Hannah Kate Christopher, who will attend Clemson University in the fall. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher and teach in low socio-economic areas.
Local residents graduated from GSSM
Sidharth Bhadauria and Gabriella McNulty of Fort Mill and Ashmitha Thinaga of Tega Cay graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics on June 1 in Hartsville.
Bhadauria, son of Raj and Pramita Bhadauria, plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University. McNulty, daughter of Laura and James McNulty, plans to attend the College of Charleston.
GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math, with an emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship.