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Camden High runner Abby McLaughlin wins Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship
ABBY MCLAUGHLIN WAS NOMINATED for the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship by Camden High track coach Daniel Sisk (right). - photo by Photo courtesy of Daniel Sisk
Of all the honors and awards Abigail “Abby” McLaughlin earned over the course of her six years as a student-athlete competing for the cross country and track teams at Camden High School, this was one which the recent CHS graduate would gladly not have received. As part of last month’s South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) state track and field championships held inside Harry Parone Stadium at Spring Valley High school, McLaughlin was the inaugural recipient of the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship. The scholarship’s 45-year-old namesake is the late track and field coach and speech pathologist at Goose Creek High School who was one of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston who were brutally murdered while attending a prayer meeting at the historic church the evening of June 17, 2015.