Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Azalea Sertoma Club of Summerville recently presented awards to winners of their National Heritage Art & Essay Contest, and Tina R. Black Scholarship. The winners were honored at The Icehouse Restaurant and were presented with a plaque and a monetary award.
Lauren Essinger, who will be attending University of South Carolina - Columbia in the Fall, and Ashley Driggers, who will be attending Trident Technical College in the Fall, were each awarded with a $500 scholarship. Entrants for the scholarship were to have been involved with the Azalea Sertoma Recreational Cheerleading program as a cheerleader and/or coach for a minimum of 3 years and submit an essay on what cheerleading has meant to them and how they will use what they have learned through cheerleading in their future endeavors.
Diana Espino and Austin Athey of DuBose Middle School were the winners of the National Heritage Essay Contest, each receiving a $50 cash prize. Entrants of the National Heritage Essay Contest submitted an essay on "What Freedom Means To You". Richard "Dylan" Angel of Alston Middle School, was the winner of the Art Contest, and awarded a $50 cash prize.
Like all Sertoma clubs across the globe, The Azalea Sertoma Club of Summerville is dedicated to "SERvice TO MAnkind". It dedicates significant time and resources to supporting organizations that focus on helping those with hearing and speech disabilities, and many other worthwhile causes. Their Recreational Cheerleading program serves as a major fundraiser to support their community service endeavors.