Chamber Awards Two $3,000 Scholarships To Lexington One Students
Lexington, SC - The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center awarded two $3,000 Doris Burkett Scholarships to two Lexington County School District One students yesterday at its monthly breakfast meeting.
This opportunity is available to students who will be attending either a four year college/university or a technical college.
This needs-based scholarship places an emphasis on moral integrity and the potential of the recipient to become a productive citizen. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be planning to attend either a four-year college or university or a technical college.
Jason Crawford (left) attends Lexington High School where he is a student athletic trainer and member of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC). Crawford is extremely involved in the community where he volunteers with the Tunnel to Towers Memorial Run, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Adopt – A – Highway, and Gold Star Mother Flag Presentations..
Crawford began preparing himself for a career in the military as a freshman when he joined the AFJROTC where he serves as Cadet Chief Master Sergeant in his unit as well as group First Sergeant.
“Receiving my early acceptance letter from The Citadel was a dream come true,” said Crawford in his scholarship essay. Crawford plans to major in Intelligence and Security Studies with a focus in Counter Terrorism and minor in Cyber Security. He plans to commission into the military following graduation.
Mark Horabik attends River Bluff High School and is involved with The Center for Media Arts, Design and Production. He played Lacrosse and has received Media Tech Honors. His teachers said “he epitomizes our school motto; Work Hard. Get Smart. Do Good."
Horabik moved to South Carolina from Ohio in 2013. It was a tough transition leaving his lifelong friends behind and he struggled with school and finding a positive place to belong. In eleventh grade he took a media tech class and found a passion for film making along with a great group of friends. In his essay, he wrote, “I found my confidence, love for school and compassion again.”
Horabik is attending Coastal Carolina University where he will major in Communications with a minor in Marine Science.