AAUW sends scholarship winners to Clemson

Published 4:07 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two juniors from Polk County and Landrum High Schools attended the Clemson University Summer Scholars Program this year through scholarships awarded by the Tryon Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). They will share their experiences with the Tryon Branch of AAUW at the Sept. 25 meeting.

Paige McIntyre

Paige McIntyre, a Polk County High School student, and Brooke Murray, a Landrum High School student, received this year’s scholarships. These students were recognized by their teachers and administration for excellent academic performance.

McIntyre, daughter of John Paul and Kim McIntyre, is involved with the Polk County High School Color Guard and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She attended the Clemson Summer Scholars Physics and Astronomy course during the week of July 19.

Brooke Murray

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Murray, daughter of Brian and Kelly Murray, is a member of the Landrum High School Student Council, Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She was the sophomore class president and participated with the girls’ varsity golf and soccer teams last year. She is also a member of her church’s leadership team, youth group and Flock spirit club. She attended the Clemson Summer Scholars Vet Camp during the week of June 4.

For over 20 years, the Tryon Area Branch of AAUW has provided full scholarships to deserving young women from both Landrum and Polk County schools for one week at Clemson University’s Summer Scholars Program. In addition to challenging courses, these scholarships provide opportunities for hands-on learning and early exposure to the college experience. The AAUW hopes this opportunity will challenge and expand the vista of these gifted young women.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.  AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

– submitted by Beth Laughridge