Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Grant awarded to Stephen C. Parker

The Susan Johnson Memorial Fund Committee has announced that Stephen Clayton Parker has been awarded the 2015 Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Grant in the amount of $4000.00. This non-repayable grant is awarded annually to a graduate or former graduate of Darlington High School (Formerly St. John’s High), or a graduate or former graduate from the Darlington Area Attendance Zone of Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, Trinity Collegiate School who intends to pursue further education or training leading to a career in health care. Factors considered in the selection of the annual recipient of this award include academic standing, extra-curricular activities, character, and recommendations from the principal and/or faculty of the schools mentioned.

Stephen Clayton Parker lives with his father and mother and is graduating at this time from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in the Class of 2015. Stephen is active in the community by participating in Earth Day, Salkehatchie Summer Service, and completed a project at Bethea Retirement Community for his Eagle Scout service project. He is a member of the National Honors Society, President of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Star Student and Junior Marshal at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology for the Class of 2014.

Stephen plans to attend Presbyterian College in Clinton, and major in Pre-Med/Biology, and has later plans to attend medical school with the desire to specialize in pediatrics.

He indicates there are several reasons why he wants to enter the health care field.

“The primary reason for me wanting to be a pediatrician is that I have a passion for children,” said Parker. “I believe that children are society’s future. I also feel this career field would always have something new and exciting to see and deal with.”

The Susan Johnson Memorial Fund was established in 1968 in memory of Miss Susan Johnson, who at the time of her death was an outstanding senior at St. John’s High School and was active in her church and community. Miss Susan Johnson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Richard (Dot) Johnson.

This fund is administered by a committee operating under the supervision of the Session of the Darlington Presbyterian Church.

Author: Duane Childers

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