Mount Pleasant student receives merit scholarship to attend Davidson College

  • Friday, July 19, 2013

Mount Pleasant student receives merit scholarship to attend Davidson College

A Mount Pleasant student, Julia Marie Sacha, has received the Philip L. Edwards Scholarship as an incoming student at Davidson College. Julia will enroll with the Class of 2017 in August.

Julia is the daughter of Dennis and Denise Sacha of Oak Point Landing Drive and is a graduate of Academic Magnet High School.

The Philip L. Edwards Scholarship was established by this trustee and member of the Class of 1949 with preference for students from South Carolina with superior scholastic records, integrity, and good moral character. It is valued at $60,000 over the four years of the recipient’s Davidson career.

Brown named to Dean’s List at Berkeley College

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College president, is proud to announce that Theda Brown of Charleston has been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Winter 2013 Quarter. Brown is pursuing a degree through Berkeley College Online.

“Berkeley College is proud to recognize Brown for her outstanding academic achievement,” said Dr. Cortes. “Students who reflect this level of dedication to their studies become our future leaders.”

Berkeley College students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List.


SOA Middle School wind ensemble awarded highest honors at festival

Congratulations to the School of the Arts (SOA) Middle School Wind Ensemble. The Ensemble traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn. to participate in the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational (GNAI) on April 27. Performing against other middle school bands from around the country, the SOA Wind Ensemble received a rating of Superior as well as the highest overall score of all the competing middle school bands. As such, they were awarded the GNAI’s top award, the prestigious Honor Award Plaque. In addition to the overall win for the band, the SOA woodwind section was singled-out in the competition and was awarded the Judge’s Award for Best Overall Woodwind Section.

The recipient of the GRAND NAI Honor Award Plaque is recognized in National Music Publications and at National and State Conventions. The GRAND NAI Honor Group represents all outstanding Concert Performance groups throughout the United States.

The SOA middle school bands consist of approximately 65 sixth, seventh and eighth graders. These students have been selected through an audition process to participate in the band program at SOA. The seventh and eighth graders form the SOA Wind Ensemble. The director of the middle school bands program is Suzanne K. Reed.


Langford named to Clemson University Dean’s List

Falyn Eileen Langford of Mount Pleasant has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester.

Langford is majoring in Language and International Health.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.


Local students graduate from SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics

Jason Eckert of Charleston County, graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on Saturday, June 1, in Hartsville.

Jason, son of Dave and Kathy Eckert, plans to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall.

The 64 students in the GSSM class of 2013 represent 25 different counties in South Carolina. Together they earned more than $12 million in scholarships.

More than 53 percent of the school’s 64 graduating seniors will attend South Carolina colleges and universities in the fall. Notable out-of-state schools they will attend include Yale University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University.

Academy of Music announces student achievements

Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) piano students Caleb Borick and Jenny (Junru) Yao recently competed in the South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Pre-College Audition.

Borick, student of Eunjoo Yun, won first place in division II for concerto. Yao, student of Irina Pevzner, won honorable mention for solo and first alternate for concerto in division III. Both students are competing and performing throughout South Carolina. Borick is a 10-year-old old homeschool student who has been playing the piano since the age of 5. Yao attends the Charleston County School of the Arts, majoring in piano, and has been playing for seven years.

Located in downtown Charleston, CAM enriches the city’s cultural life, nurtures musical talent and believes people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life should have equal access to the many wonders of music. At CAM students are empowered to become achievers by receiving superior professional musical instruction and performance opportunities through the core programs: Academy, Honors and Orchestra. CAM students and families enjoy many opportunities for performance and additional musical experiences such as masterclasses and workshops with distinguished visiting musicians.

CAM is currently accepting students for private summer instruction and Charleston Summer Music, a weeklong summer music program at the College of Charleston. For more information on CAM’s programs and events, please visit www.charlestonmusic.org or contact the office at cam746@yahoo.com od 843-805-7794.

Kohl’s awards Estoppey scholarship

Sophie Estoppey of Mount Pleasant has been awarded a $1000 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship. The Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Sophie Estoppey, 12, from Mount Pleasant was chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in her community.

Sophie, along with some friends, created Keys for Hope, an organization that has raised nearly $40,000 to build a new shelter and soup kitchen in Charleston. Through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl’s is encouraging promising youth to further their education at a time when college costs continue to rise and parents are relying heavily on federal and private student loans to fund higher education.

Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome. Each regional-level winner qualifies for one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July. National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding young volunteers. Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,000 kids, including the 2013 winners, with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes.

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