By: Tracy Johnston
This was the final year the Elaine Fogle Scholarship was presented. To commemorate the last year of the scholarship, it was increased from $1,000 to $1,500. This scholarship was established in 1978 in memory of Elaine Fogle, who was murdered May 28, 1978. Elaine was a lab technician employed by Walterboro Family Practice, so this scholarship was established by the Colleton County Medical Alliance to assist those graduating seniors pursuing a career in the allied health field. The Colleton County Medical Alliance members raised money through the sale of Christmas wreaths for many years and members of the community generously bought wreaths annually to help establish this fund.
Tracy Johnston, Chairperson for the Elaine Fogle Scholarship, presented the award to two outstanding students - Emily Wilson, Colleton Preparatory Academy graduate, and Henna Patel, Colleton County High School graduate. They each received a check for $1,500 to assist them with tuition their freshman year at the schools they now attend. Emily Wilson is majoring in nursing at Clemson University and plans to pursue a career as a labor and delivery nurse. Henna Patel attends the University of South Carolina in Columbia and plans to become a registered nurse. Her career goal is to obtain a position in a hospital health care facility.
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