SC Telco Federal Credit Union has named Samiya Morton-Dotson, Grayson McAlister and Anna Nail as winners of the Louis C. Addison Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient will receive $3,000 to support their pursuit of a college degree.
Samiya Morton-Dotson daughter of Tonya Morton, is a graduate of Legacy Charter High School where she was captain of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team and a member of the Student Council, Beta Club, and National Honor Society.
Samiya enjoys theatre and has been involved in the Phillis Wheatley Dwight Woods Repertory Theatre the last four years. In 2016, she participated in the Society of International Business Fellows program attending Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She was also involved in various Leadership Programs offered through the Girl Scouts of South Carolina, the Junior League of Greenville and the Epsilon Tan Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority. She looks forward to attending Clemson University in the fall.
Grayson McAlister, son of Art and Diane McAlister, is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School. During his high school career, he was actively involved in Student Government holding the Student Body President position. Grayson was a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society. He enjoys playing sports and was a member of the Byrnes JV Baseball Team and most recently a member of the Byrnes Cross Country Team.
Grayson is very involved in his church youth group and enjoys participating in Mission Trips to Kentucky. He is currently working part-time at Chic-Fil-A. He looks forward to attending Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall to pursue a degree in Economics. His goal is to attend law school after he receives his bachelor’s degree.
Anna Nail is a 2014 graduate of Wade Hampton High School. During her high school career she was a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society. Currently she attends Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her goal is to receive her Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing.
Anna is heavily involved in Defenders for Children (DFC), which creates and supports projects designed to prevent child abuse and to raise community awareness and involvement to keep children safe. Currently, she is the Sub-Committee Chair for Awareness/Prevention of Cyber Bullying with DFC. She also supports DFC’s Teen Program, One Step Stronger, by creating instructional videos and participating in other events in the community.
Anna looks forward to graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University in December of 2017.