This is the fourth year Camden First United Methodist has awarded scholarships in honor and in memeory of Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester. McLester, a longtime dedicated educator, coach and mentor at Jackson and Camden High schools in Kershaw County.
This year’s awardees will make a total of nine high school seniors receiving the scholarship award which is designed to assist students in pursuing their dreams of completing a post high school education.
This year’s receptients are two Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors -- Emily Rae Block and Karissa Tolliver.
Emily plans to attend Columbia College and major in Music Therapy. She would like to specialize in working with youth and teens.
Emily is also an honors student. Presently she is a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church Choral group and the praise band.
She is a pianist and played with the percussion ensemble at L-EHS.
Emily exemplifies outstanding leadership skills.
Karissa Tolliver will be attending Winthrop University and take courses leading to a degree in Graphic Design.
She would like to own and operate her own design agency and give promising designers an opportunity to put their talents to work.
Karissa is a member of the National Honors Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She was a member of the marching band and the concert band.
She is a member at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle Church where is involved in many church ministries. Karissa is also a community volunteer.