The American Association of University Women (AAUW) presented Academic Achievement Awards recognizing women students at both Erskine College and several area high schools. The Due West Branch of AAUW has honored the students at an annual banquet since 1959.
This spring, although the pandemic caused cancellation of what would have been the 62nd Annual Student Recognition Banquet, the Due West Branch of AAUW mailed award certificates to the students. Recipients, and the academic field in which they were honored, included the following.
Erskine College students who received awards were Eileen Rickert, Charleston, business; Alexis Scott, Anderson, health science; Chely McKoy, Swansea, athletic training; J’Naire Haughton, Bishopville, music; Katherine Epps, Belton, special education; Mary Ramsey Conner, Greenville, early childhood education; Sarah Kate Coleman, Columbia, psychology; Amilyn Meadors, Clinton, and Josie Brown, Rock Hill, history and political science; Stephanie Quirola, Spartanburg, sport management; Kaeli Medlin, Columbia, chemistry; Kara Rabon, Lexington, English and Bible and religion; and Xen McCoy, Greenwood, mathematics.
Abbeville High School students recognized were Megan Elise Botts, English; Samantha Danielle Johnson, mathematics; Katelyn Ann Woodard, science; Jaden Alexandria Calhoun, social studies; and Sontee Makayla Irvin, foreign language.
Dixie High School students honored were Ann Marie Brooks, English; Noelle Reagan Thomson, mathematics; Ivie Alexis Gray, science; Levana Storm Reil, social studies; and Jade Faith Stone, language.
Calhoun Falls Charter School students recognized were Cournassia Sanders, English; Josie Parnell, mathematics; Gillian Lowe, science; Hailey Smith, social studies; and Marnissia Postell, foreign language.
Ware Shoals High School students honored were Madison Harris, English; Channing Smith, mathematics; Allison Holbrooks, science; Nayeli Pedraza Vences, social studies; and Lauren Guthrie, foreign language.