PICKENS COUNTY — Seven graduates of the class of 2015 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high school.
The seniors selected must have completed a Teacher Cadet course as a junior or a senior. The students must be planning to attend a technical college and transfer to a four-year college or to attend a four-year college or university in South Carolina and must be declaring a major in education to qualify.
The seven recipients of this year’s Teacher Forum Scholarships were:
• Jordan Kirby – Liberty High School, winner
• Victoria Sheriff – Easley High School, winner
• Rollins Fish – Easley High School, runner-up
• Anna Lightsey – Daniel High School, winner
• Cassidy Tallman – Daniel High School, runner-up
• Allie Strickland – Pickens High School, winner
• Aaron Gravely – Pickens High School, runner-up
Members of the SDPC Teacher Forum, which is composed of the teachers of the year from each school, work with their colleagues across the district to fundraise each year to make this scholarship possible. Winners earned a scholarship of $2,000, and runners-up earned a scholarship of $1,000.