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Left to right are Jessa Dougty, Wyatt Robledo, Grayson Webb, Hanna McClure and Christina Georgakopoulos.

Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduates

By Joyce Thomas

“At its May meeting at the Surf Golf and Beach Club, the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club awarded five North Myrtle Beach High School graduates a total of $6,000 in scholarships to attend the school of their choice. The club’s scholarship committee received 20 applications from North Myrtle Beach High School students. Committee chair, Cheryl Watson, says, ”Receiving this many applications made it a difficult task for us and we spent hours and much discussion as the applications were excellent. But we finally selected five that we thought were well-deserving. Not only are they successful students, they are involved in community service.”

Christina Georgakopoulos plans to attend Horry Georgetown and major in Health Science. Christina works two jobs in addition to being an active member of the dance team and swim team.

Hanna McClure will be attending Coastal Carolina University and major in Marine Science. Hanna has worked part time for three years in addition to participating in many community service activities.  Hanna has been very passionate in raising money for cancer through her work with Camp Kemo, Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer and TR’s Cancer Fighters.

Grayson Webb has his eyes set on the University of South Carolina in the fall to seek a Finance/Economics degree. Grayson works part-time. He also plays varsity football and is involved in many other extracurricular activities. He also enjoys participating in a variety of community service activities.

Wyatt Robledo will be attending Horry Georgetown and plans to major in Criminal Justice. He then plans to attend Coastal Carolina University with a goal of becoming a police officer. Wyatt stays busy through many clubs and school activities as well as giving back to his community through volunteering.  Throughout high school, he has been the recipient of many Academic Excellence awards.

Jessa Doughty plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in Biochemistry. Her ultimate goal is to become a dermatologist. Jessa is very active in community service.  She is a Sunday School teacher at her church, helps feed the homeless weekly and works with 180 Disaster Relief.

The club’s two fundraisers, its annual Christmas Tour of Homes and its recent Purses with Purpose Charity Event, allow the club to award scholarship funding.

Students wishing to apply for scholarships may find information and an application on the club’s website at northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com.

Students and their parents attended the May meeting of the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club at the Surf Club. The graduates received a total of $6,000 in scholarships to attend the school of their choice.

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