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Benson earns HeritageBank of the South scholarship
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HeritageBank of the South scholarship winner Christopher Benson, above, is shown with Barbara Oglesby, commercial banker in Port Wentworth, left, and Kris Brinker, Effingham market president. - photo by Photo provided

HeritageBank of the South announces Christopher Michael Benson as winner of the HBOS College Scholarship.  

Benson is the son of Jerry and Allison Benson, and is a 2015 graduate of Oak Hill Academy. This fall, he will attend High Point University where he plans to major in graphic design. HeritageBank awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to students across the bank’s service regions.

The scholarship was open to high school seniors, as well as full-time students already attending an accredited college or university.  Winners were selected based on academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, community involvement and an essay question.