Colleton County Memorial Library presented the annual ‘Good Citizens’ awards

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PRESS RELEASE - The Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Saturday March 19 at the Colleton County Memorial Library and presented the annual Good Citizens awards and scholarships. Colleton County High School senior Alaysia Stephens and Colleton Prep senior Kaylee Warren were selected for this honor.

As recipients of the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the DAR Good Citizen Award, Stephens and Warren each received a Good Citizen pin, a certificate and a check for $100 to assist with educational expenses after graduation.

Alaysia Stephens, a graduate of Colleton County High School, is the daughter of Lashan and Minthalee Stephens of Walterboro. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, Youth in Government, Student Council, Young Agents of Change and Ladies of Excellence. Her community activities include volunteering with the RCBNS Community Watch Program and at the Colleton County Memorial Library and holding the office of secretary of the Union Baptist Church Sunday School. She has received numerous community honors, including 2017 Orator Winner of the Mt. Calvary Association Queen’s Pageant and 2017 Miss Union Baptist Church. At CCHS, her honors included 2021 -2022 historian for the Colleton County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, 2021-2022 secretary of the Youth Chapter of the Walterboro Branch of the NAACP and recipient of the 2020 Colleton County High School PRTC Youth Tour.

Alaysia plans on furthering her education at Lander University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history. Her long-range goal is to pursue a degree at the University of South Carolina Law School.

Kaylee Warren, a graduate of Colleton Preparatory Academy, is the daughter of Crystal and Michael Warren of Walterboro. She has been a member of the National Honor Society and served as vice-president, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as president, Student Body Government historian, varsity cheerleading captain, and member of the varsity volleyball team and yearbook staff. In 2021, Kaylee attended Palmetto Girls State and served as a senator. Her community activities included: member of First Baptist Church, volunteer with Vacation Bible School, team member of Mission Salkehatchie Summer Service in Horry County and member of the Team Effort Baptist Mission Trip. She also volunteered with Love of a Paw Animal Shelter, Wreaths Across America Beaufort and the Edgewood Baptist Church Food Bank.

Kaylee plans to attend the College of Charleston and major in biology. After graduation, Kaylee’s goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

Tracy Johnston, Colonel Joseph Glover DAR Good Citizen Chairperson 843-452-1846

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