SC Telco Federal Credit Union has named Peyton DeMars, Erin Dozier, and Luke McConnell as winners of the Louis C. Addison Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient will receive $3,000 to support their pursuit of a college degree.
Peyton DeMars, daughter of Jeff and Leslie DeMars, is a graduating senior at Riverside High school where she is a member of Beta Club, Medical Warriors of the Future, Youth in Government, Young Life, and several other clubs. She actively volunteers during the Special Olympics and tutors Special Education students. She also volunteers as a Greenville Health Sy stem Teen Volunteer.
During her high school career, Peyton has served as the Varsity Track & Field Hurdle Captain, the Varsity Swim Captain and participated as a Varsity Competitive Cheerleader. She participates in the Greenville Health System Medical Experience Academy; a program allowing students to shadow Greenville Memorial, train in CPR, and learn from current medical students and professionals. Peyton is looking forward to attending Gardner-Webb University in the fall and wants to become a Nurse Practitioner after earning her bachelor’s degree.
Erin Dozier is the daughter of Jennifer McKissick and Mark Dozier, is a graduating senior at West Florence High School where she is on the Varsity Tennis Team and a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society and several other service organizations.
Erin enjoys singing and has been involved with the Florence Little Theater for the past 8 years. She is very active in her school’s chorus programs and this year she is a member of the South Carolina All State Honors Chorus. Erin currently takes dual enrollment courses through Florence Darlington Technical College and looks forward to attending Clemson University in the fall. Her goal is to attend medical school after she receives her bachelor’s degree.
Luke McConnell is a graduating senior at Powdersville High School where he is the captain of the Varsity Soccer team and a member of the Student Council. During his high school career, he has been active in sports programs and has also been on the wrestling and football teams. He is very involved in his church youth groups and volunteers his time coaching younger soccer players. He has also volunteered for the Special Olympics and the Special Education PE class at school. Currently, he spends his summers working as a lifeguard. Luke plans to earn his MBA after he receives his bachelor’s degree from University of South Carolina where he plans on attending this fall.