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EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland Two Education Foundation has announced the recipients of several college scholarships that it awards to high school seniors in Richland Two. The Stephen W. Hefner Scholarship, Calvin “Chip” Jackson Scholarship and Debra W. Hamm Scholarship are worth a total of $11,500.
The Stephen W. Hefner Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of former Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Stephen W. Hefner. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a worthy student each year to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. This year, MauriAnna Richardson, a senior at Westwood High School was awarded the $5,000 scholarship.
Richardson loves to practice and perform music on her viola and piano and to sing in choral groups. She is a member of the National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and National Beta Club. She is an AP scholar and has had the privilege of participating in the District Honors Orchestra and District Honor Choir. Richardson received a First Generation Scholarship to attend Wofford College in the fall. She plans to minor in music and major in chemistry pre-medicine.
The Calvin “Chip” Jackson Scholarship was established in memory of former Richland Two school board member and Richland County Councilman Chip Jackson. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a qualifying student each year to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. Mr. Jackson passed away unexpectedly in August 2020. Ridge View High School senior Yazmine C. Latimore is the first recipient of the $3,500 scholarship.
Latimore’s teachers describe her as driven to succeed academically and passionate about improving her school and community. She has held numerous leadership positions such as Student Body President, National Beta Club President, BioHealth Science Magnet Program Student Representative, and 2019 Vice Chair (District 4) of South Carolina Association of Student Councils. Latimore also received a scholarship from Albany State University and plans to attend in the fall.
The Debra W. Hamm Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of the former Richland Two Superintendent. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a qualifying student to pursue their dreams of earning a college or associate’s degree. Blythewood High School’s Phoebe Fischer was awarded the $3,000 scholarship.
Fischer received several honors during her four years at Blythewood High School. She won Emerging Technologies Female Student of the Year her freshman and sophomore years. Her freshman year she was also named Social Studies Student of the Year, and as a sophomore she was named World Language and Science Student of the Year. She is a member of the National French Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and National History Honor Society. Fischer will be joining the 2021 University of South Carolina freshman class as a Presidential Scholar.
Additional scholarships awarded through the Richland Two Education Foundation
· Service Solutions Scholarships, $2,000 each
1. Spandana Anchoori, Spring Valley High School
2. Samuel Bishton, Spring Valley High School
3. Brantley Daniel, Blythewood High School
4. Madeline Dissinger, Spring Valley High School
5. Erin Gainey, Richland Northeast High School
6. Taylor Hamilton-Hankins, Spring Valley High School