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Business Association awards scholarships

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The MPBA presented college scholarships to four Wando High School students at its May 15 meeting. Pictured are Helena Jenkins, Katelyn Romaine, Sarah Faulkner, Dylan Thorp and Jason Biggs, chair of the MPBA Education Committee. PROVIDED

The Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) has presented a total of $6,000 in college scholarships to four Wando High School students.

Katelyn Romaine was awarded $3,000 to help with her college tuition and expenses, while Helena Jenkins, Sarah Faulkner and Dylan Thorp each received $1,000.

Katelyn, a member of DECA, FCA and the National Honor Society, has a grade point average of 4.784. She has earned the Golden Warrior Award and the Spirit Award. Outside of school, she volunteers her time teaching children at East Cooper Baptist Church. Katelyn plans to attend Clemson University, majoring in chemical engineering and business.

Helena participates in the Wando chorus, HOSA Club, Key Club and Ecology and Conservation Club. She has a grade point average of 3.901. Outside of school, she volunteers her time at the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle and at MUSC. She plans to study forensic science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sarah, who has earned a grade point average of 5.178 on a 5.0 scale, is a member of the choir, the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and the Junior League. She volunteers her time at East Cooper Medical Center, Meals on Wheels and several church groups. She is in the SAT Hall of Fame, has earned the Golden Warrior Award and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. She plans to study nursing at the University of South Carolina.

Dylan, who has a grade point average of 4.339, is the vice president of the Beta Club, a cheerleader for varsity football and basketball and a competitive cheerleader. She is a National Merit semifinalist and a Golden Warrior and has won various fitness awards. She will attend Clemson University.

The awards were presented by Jason Biggs, vice president of MPBA and chair of the Education Committee. MPBA is a group of approximately 150 business owners and professionals. Its mission is “to provide information, advocacy, education and networking, based on a foundation of integrity, social responsibility and excellence.”

In the past 20 years, MPBA has presented $100,000 in college scholarships.

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