BHS students awarded $24K Fellowships

From left, Catherine Hinson (University of South Carolina), Kenneth Cornish (Clemson University), and Jessica Woodley (Coastal Carolina University)

BLYTHEWOOD – Kenneth Cornish, Catherine Hinson, and Jessica Woodley, seniors at Blythewood High School, have been awarded the prestigious South Carolina Teaching Fellowship and will each receive up to $24,000 in yearly scholarships to attend a Teaching Fellows Institution in South Carolina.

The students will each agree to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship.

At their respective universities, each of the students will be offered numerous professional development opportunities and be involved with communities and businesses through various service projects and partnerships with local schools.

The mission of the program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

The state’s Teaching Fellows Program, operated by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA), was established in 1999 by the SC General Assembly.

Applicants for the program undergo a rigorous selection process that includes an online application, an interview and presentation in front of a team of three educators, and a scored response.

For more information about the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, visit

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