Darlington Rotary Club awards four scholarships
On June 21st as most recent high school graduates were hanging out with friends or enjoying the last few, precious days of childhood, four of Darlington’s finest were accepting college scholarships from the Rotary Club of Darlington. This year, with a successful year of fundraising and the Rotary Club was able to award four scholarships to recent graduates to the colleges or universities of their choosing.
There were many applicants this year. To be considered, the applicant had to be a graduating high school senior and live in Darlington High School’s school district. They could attend public, private or magnate schools. Each student was required to write an essay, provide their high school transcript, list all extracurricular activities as well as have three references.
After reading each of the essays, comparing grades, weighing extracurricular and reading the references, the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee chose to award a scholarship to John A. Huggins, Haley G. Clark, Kinsley G. Chestnut and Jaret D. Bryant.
Austin Huggins is the son of Adam and Stacey Huggins and graduated from Darlington High School. John will be attending Francis Marion University.
Haley Clark is the daughter of Ashley Clark and graduated for Darlington High School. She will be attending Florence Darlington Technical College.
Kinsley Chestnut is the daughter of Glenn and Page Chestnut. She also graduated for Darlington High School and will be attending the University of South Carolina.
Jaret Bryant is the son of Doug and Cindy Bryant. He is a graduate of Mayo High School and will attend Clemson University.
The Darlington Rotary Club is pleased to award each of these outstanding young people with a cash scholarship but beyond that we wish them all the best in their chosen path. Each of these young adults has a life before them that will involve choices every day.
We hope that they make their way remembering the Rotary Four Way test when they are faces with a tough life decision, “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” Congratulations to each and remember that no matter how successful you become, never forget your roots.
For more information about the Darlington Rotary Club please visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarlingtonSCRotary or contact a Rotary Club member.