Scholarships Awarded to 7 KCSD Graduates
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded seven Kershaw County School District graduates with scholarships. These students will be pursuing education and careers in fields that involve helping people, such as nursing, healthcare, social work, education or ministry.
Jessica Alvey is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and will attend Anderson University. Jessica plans to major in psychology with an ultimate career goal of either clinical or pastoral counseling. Jessica has participated in many clubs and organizations, recently serving as secretary for the Ladies of LE club, and youth representative for the Pastoral Parish Relations Committee, as well as on church council.
Colby Christofaro also recently graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School and will study elementary education at the University of South Carolina, Sumter Campus. Colby plans to return to Kershaw County after college to teach second grade. She was chosen this past year to be part of the Teacher Cadet Program at Lugoff-Elgin High School, as well as the Junior Leadership Program.
Shelby Murphy is a recent graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and will study early childhood education at Central Carolina Technical College, where she was named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List for part-time students. Shelby plans to open her own childcare facility, saying working with children has always been her passion.
Cade Nesbitt graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School and will pursue a nursing degree at University of South Carolina, Aiken Campus. Cade participated in Beta Club, National Honors Society, and Technical National Honors Society, as well as other clubs, while at LEHS. He plans to help others serving as a nurse in a trauma unit.
Angelina Spinelli is a graduate of North Central High School and also plans to study nursing while at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort Campus. Very active in sports while at NCHS, Angelina was also a member of Beta Club and National Honors Society. She plans to become a pediatric nurse, saying she wants to help make every child feel safe and secure during their time in the hospital.
Rachel Stephens graduated from Camden High School and plans to attend Central Carolina Technical College to obtain all required prerequisites before applying to the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Piedmont Technical College in Newberry, SC. Her ultimate career goal is to become a pediatric occupational therapist, to be a part of the process that helps kids learn or recover the ability to perform daily activities.
Ashlyn Wages recently graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School and will study elementary education at Clemson University. Ashlyn was a member of Beta Club, National Honors Society and yearbook staff at LEHS. She volunteered often at the Kershaw County Humane Society. She plans to become a fifth grade teacher and wants to make a difference in students’ lives.
The Camden Junior Welfare League wishes all the Kershaw County graduates luck in their new endeavors in the coming weeks, months and years. Applications for the 2021 Scholarships will open in February.