Kershaw County native and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) graduate Lawrence “Jack” Wood Jr. embraced his preschool through high school educational opportunities that inspired and well-prepared him for his academic and career planning after high school.
Wood was accepted in the Class of 2019 at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in Charleston. He was conferred a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree at the recent May Commencement ceremony. Dr. Wood Jr. will complete a radiology residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
A Palmetto Fellows, National Achievement Scholarship, and University of South Carolina (USC) Lieber Scholarships’ recipient, Wood completed his undergraduate studies at the USC Honors College in Columbia. In 2015, he graduated with a minor in Theatre and a Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude honors in Exercise Science Scientific Foundations. He was inducted into the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and served as vice president of recruitment.
While in high school, Wood was involved in community business partnership programs with the Kershaw County School District. Among them was his being selected into the 2010 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class, earning college credit while taking dual enrollment classes through Central Carolina Technical College, being named a member of the 2011 Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team and participating in community-based service projects that included the Special Olympics and United Way programs. He is a 2011 honors graduate from L-EHS.
Dr. Jack Wood Jr. is a member of Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin and is the son of Elgin residents Lawrence “Jack” and Janice Wood Sr.