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GGEF awards 13 $1,000 scholarships to Greer area students

Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Logan Gillespie

Logan Gillespie



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Ghaliyah Cohen

Ghaliyah Cohen



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Alexis Mahaffee

Alexis Mahaffee



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Travis Lancaster

Travis Lancaster



The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Tuesday afternoon at Greer City Hall.

 Students were selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will present scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.  

 David Dolge welcomed the board members, the guidance counselors, the students and their families.

 Dolge, a retired teacher and chairman of the Foundation's Grants and Scholarship Committee, told the group how much he enjoys his role. "I get to give away money!"

GGEF's 2017 scholarship recipients:

  • The $1,000 Marlea Rhem Scholarship, in memory of Marlea Rhem, is awarded to Ghaliyah Cohen, who will study Biology/Pre-Med at Converse College. She is a senior at Greer High School
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Brianna Lane Poteat, a senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School, who will study Physical Therapy Assistance at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Virginia Slater, a senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School, who will study Nursing at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Elyssa Rivera, a senior at Byrnes High School, who will study Dental Hygiene at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Kaxena Turner, a senior at Byrnes High School, who will study Surgical Technology at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Dillon Bakeman, a student at Bonds Career Center, who will study Welding at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is presented to Walker Crawford, a student at Bonds Career Center. He will study Welding at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Alexis Mahaffee, a senior at Riverside High School, who will study Welding at ARC Labs.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Logan Gillespie, a Riverside student, who will study Welding at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Jasmine Miller, a student at Blue Ridge High School, who will study toward an Associate in Business degree at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Travis Lancaster, a student at Blue Ridge High School. He will study Mechatronics at Greenville Technical College.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Allison (Brooke) Bowers, who will study Esthetics-Business at Greenville Technical College. She is a student at Greer High School.
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Dequarius McClintock, a student at Greer High School. He will study Automotive at Greenville Technical College.

 Brent Garrett, Foundation chairman, thanked the sponsors for their support: BMW, Greer Memorial Hospital, Pelham Medical Center, GSP, John I. Smith Charities, D&D Motors, Greer Women Giving for Education and C.F. Rhem Jr.

 He praised the students for their choice of technical colleges.  

 "I know you are going to become active citizens in our business community. We are very excited to invest in your future. We wish you much success."

Businesses mentioned in this article.

BMW, D&D Motors

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