The Marine Corps League Great Pee Dee Devil Dogs Detachment #1219 awarded Darlington High School graduating senior Michael Lamar Rice, Jr. with the 2014-2015 Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Rice, a member of the DHS JROTC, plans to attend The Citadel in Charleston after graduating with his class at Darlington High School this May.
“We will be checking up on you,” said Otis F. Floyd, Chaplain. “We are proud of you, son.”
Each year the detachment chooses a high school from their region for this scholarship, which includes Chesterfield, Darlington, and Marlboro Counties.
The Marine Corps Great Pee Dee Devil Dogs Detachment 1219 has a rich history of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from the three counties of the area they represent.
Membership is open to any marine or fleet force corps who has served honorably or is currently on active duty. The detachment is a Section 501(c )3 non profit organization.
The Marine Corps League is one of the earliest established veterans organizations, organized in June 1923 and by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1937.
For more information, call Otis F. Ford, Detachment Chaplain, Scholarship Chairman and Americanism/Education Officer 843-479-7235 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.