Nine Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Strom Thurmond Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.
Pictured are, front from left, Stephanie Johnson, an occupational therapy assistant student from Prosperity; Tinslie Wagler, an associate degree nursing student from Cross Hill; Heather McNally, an associate in arts student from McCormick; and Ashley Shepheard, a diversified agriculture student from Laurens. Back, Garrett Wachtel, a gunsmithing student from Greenwood; Denise Freeman, a medical assisting student from Abbeville; Jessica Bowie, a commercial art student from Abbeville; and Doug Whitesides, Capsugel representative. Not pictured are Melissa Scott, an occupational therapy assistant student from Clinton; and Latishwa Veal, a practical nursing student from Greenwood.
The scholarship, which is named for Senator Strom Thurmond, is awarded annually to students who display leadership abilities and maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average. The scholarship is also based on academic achievement and financial need.