Rotary Club of Beaufort awards annual college scholarships

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From staff reports

Five Beaufort area high school seniors each received a $1,200 scholarship grant through the Lt. General George I. Forsythe Rotary Scholarship Program.

The five recipients, each nominated by their respective high schools were:

Calvin Harvey, Beaufort Academy: Calvin plans to attend Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

Sophia McKeehan, Battery Creek High School: Sophia plans to attend USC Beaufort to study information science and technology and become a librarian.

Alex Grabenbauer, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School: Alex pans to attend Clemson University to study mechanical engineering.

Nia Smith, Whale Branch Early College High School: Nia plans to attend Emory University to study mathematics.

Lawren Caldwell, Whale Branch Early College High School: Lawren plans to attend N.C. A&T to study environmental science.

Normally, scholarship recipients, representatives from their schools and their families are invited to a Rotary luncheon event to receive their recognition, but due to the cancelation of all Rotary events because of COVID-19, their scholarship grants were mailed to their homes.

The Lt. General George I. Forsythe Rotary Scholarship is presented annually to graduating seniors from Beaufort County high schools north of the Broad River in memory of Forsythe, a member of the Beaufort Rotary from 1972, when he completed a distinguished 33-year military career, until his passing in 1987.

In addition to the grant checks, each recipient received a Certificate of Recognition signed by retired Army Brigadier General Barney Forsythe, son of the late George Forsythe and a member of the Rotary Club of Beaufort since 2014.