Ms. Bernardica Brown, a senior at St. Johns High School is the 2020 the Exchange Club’s student of the year, and she will receive a scholarship of $5,000. Ms. Brown plans on attending Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC in the fall, where she intends to major in genetic counseling.
Ms. Brown has had a very busy and productive high school experience. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of the Student Government. In addition, Bernardica is active in the Senior Leaders and Future Leaders organizations on campus and is in the Pep Club. She is the team captain for varsity basketball and track and field, and co-captain of the volleyball team. She is also active in several community and volunteer activities including Feeding of the Multitude and Reading Buddies.
Two other scholarships have been awarded. Mr. Kevon Campbell and Ms. Chaterra Joyner will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and both plan on attending Winthrop University as well. Mr. Campbell will study biology and Ms. Joyner will pursue a major in psychology.
George Reinhart, chair of the Club’s Youth and Education Committee said, “It’s a rare privilege to help these outstanding young people pursue their education beyond high school; the only challenge is having to select only one student as our student of the year.”
The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook is committed to improving lives in the Johns and Wadmalaw Island communities with efforts that include work on hunger, education, child abuse, and the health and wellbeing of youth and adults.
-Submitted by Thad Peterson for the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club