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Seniors receive Rotary scholarships
Rotary scholarships
Steven Boyles (from left), McKenizie Johnson, Jaci Coleman and Joshua Hames - photo by Photos submitted
Wayman Calalway (from left), Zachary Trinh, Reagan Brown and Christopher (CJ) Hickox - photo by Photos submitted

The Rotary Club of Effingham County and Effingham Sunrise Rotary award annual scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to select seniors graduating from the high schools in Effingham County who intend to pursue a post-secondary education. 

The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”and it is the belief of Rotary that these students will give back to their communities through their volunteer work as students and eventually as Rotarians.

Rotary Club of Effingham County

-- Waylon Callaway (South Effingham) plans to attend Georgia Southern University. He will be majoring in Biochemistry. He hopes that someday he will make a difference in people's lives by assisting in the development of medicines.

-- Zachary Trinh (South Effingham) plans to attend the University of Georgia. He will major in Biology and hopes to earn his BS degree and his MS degree in five years through the Double Dawgs Program. His primary focus will be in Marine Science.

-- Steven Boyles (Effingham County) will be attending Georgia Southern University, majoring in Chemical Engineering.  He is planning his future will be a job in manufacturing antibiotics and medications.

-- Mckenzie Johnson (Effingham County) will be attending Augusta University, majoring in Exercise Science for her bachelor’s degree. She is then planning to continue with Augusta University’s program of occupational therapy.  Once completed with her masters she hopes to get a job in occupational therapy. 

Sunrise Rotary

--Reagan Brown (South Effingham) will be attending Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.  Brown will be majoring in Criminal Justice.  

--Christopher (CJ) Hickox (South Effingham) will be attending Georgia Southern University.  Hickox will be majoring in Food and Nutrition Science.  Once Hickox earns his BS degree, he hopes to further his education with his ultimate career goal of becoming a physician’s assistant. 

-- Jaci Coleman (Effingham County) will be attending University of South Carolina Beaufort, majoring in Public Health.  She then plans to further her education and receive a degree in Physical Therapy.  Her final goal is to become a physical therapist.

 Joshua Haymes (Effingham County) will be attending GA College and State University, majoring in Nursing with a minor in Spanish. He then plans to attend medical school to become a CRNA (nurse anesthetist).