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Clarendon Pilot Club presents 2020 scholarships

BY SHARRON HALEY
Clarendon Sun contributor
Posted 7/3/20

MANNING - Four Clarendon County seniors were presented scholarships recently from the Clarendon Pilot Club.

Scholarships were available to a graduate from each of the county's high schools, including Clarendon Hall, East Clarendon High School, …

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Clarendon Pilot Club presents 2020 scholarships

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MANNING - Four Clarendon County seniors were presented scholarships recently from the Clarendon Pilot Club.

Scholarships were available to a graduate from each of the county's high schools, including Clarendon Hall, East Clarendon High School, Laurence Manning Academy, Manning High School and Scott's Branch High School, that would be entering into the field of medicine.

The scholarships are given annually in honor of one of the club's founding members, Dottie McFaddin, who worked in the medical field for many years. Her son, Dr. A.R. McFaddin, assists the club in presenting the scholarships.

"We wanted to do something to recognize my sister, who founded the club," said Margaret Robertson, a founding member of the Clarendon Pilot Club. "We thought that naming the scholarships in her memory would be very appropriate."

Recipients of the 2020 scholarships are: Mary McKenzie Bagnal from Clarendon Hall, Alyssa Gotheiner from Laurence Manning Academy, Tajabreonca Zybriel Dow from Manning High School and Jazlynn Ashonti Bowman from Scott's Branch High School. No applications were submitted from graduates at East Clarendon High School.

The Clarendon Pilot Club sponsors numerous programs through the year at various schools in the county. The club's Brainminder Program is an educational puppet show that teaches youngsters to protect their brains when riding their bicycles, participating in sports and other recreational activities.

The club also supports Camp Burnt Gin, a camp for individuals with special needs. The club offers financial assistance as well as assists in preparing the camp for the arrival of its guests.

Each October, the Clarendon Pilot Club hosts "A Walk for Brain Health" to raise money to give back to the community.

The agencies that the Pilot Club supports through its endeavors include the Council on Aging, Wounded Warriors in Summerton, Camp Burnt Gin, United Ministries, the Rotary Club's Alzheimer's Research CART Program, Manning High School's Future Farmers of America and Laurence Manning Academy's The Anchor Club.

To support caregivers and hands-on service workers, the Pilot Club provides "Pick Me Up" program shows.

One of the club's most anticipated events is its annual bazaar that is held annually prior to Thanksgiving. The event is held at the Presbyterian Church in Manning. Cakes, casseroles, candies, jellies, and what would the bazaar be without the club's famous homemade biscuits? Last year, the club hand made more than 2,250 flaky, mouthwatering biscuits. If you're not there early, the biscuits will be gone.

Mark the week before Thanksgiving on your calendar and prepare your family for some delicious treats, Robertson said.