Winnsboro Rotary gives local scholarships

WINNSBORO – Since the early years of the Winnsboro Rotary Club, funds have been raised each year to help a Fairfield Central student receive a college education.  Through the years, additional schools have been added including Richard Winn and this year the Midlands STEM Institute.  This year’s monies were raised thanks to a Thanksgiving Pecan sale and a spring Bar-B-Q sale. 

Rotarian Sarah McMaster presented Richard Winn graduate Berry Bonds one of three Rotary Scholarships presented to Fairfield County students. Berry finished 5th in his class and plans to attend Clemson University majoring in Engineering.  He will also be a member of the Clemson Shooting Team. Berry is the son of Brian and Beth Bonds of Winnsboro.

Fairfield County Schools Superintendent and Rotarian Dr. J.R. Green presented the first Rotary Scholarship to a recipient at the Midland’s STEM Institute.  This year’s honor went to Hunter T. Austin.  Hunter finished first in his class and plans to attend Midland’s Technical College to pursue a degree in History. Hunter is the son of Joseph T. Austin and Laura A. Austin of Blythewood.

Incoming Rotary President Arthur Lathan presented a Rotary Scholarship to this year’s recipient for Fairfield Central High School, Jermaria Edmonds, daughter of Ulysses and Veronica Edmonds of Ridgeway, SC.  Jermaria finished her high school degree ranking fourth in her class.  She plans to attend Clemson this fall and major in Biology.

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