Four presented Terrance Carraway scholarships
Chief Allen Heidler of the Florence Police Department and Terrence Rashad Carraway of the Terrence F. Caraway foundation recently awarded four area high school graduates with the Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial scholarship during a small ceremony in the City Council Chambers.
The 2020 recipients of the scholarship are Cordell S. Davis of West Florence High School, Natalie G. Henson of Mayo High School, Omaria E. Henneghan of Lake City High School, and Sophie R. Roemhildt of Hartsville High School. Each graduate received $1,000 to go toward higher education expenses.
This need-based scholarship was established in 2019 to honor the life and work of Sgt. Terrence Carraway, whose watch ended Oct. 3, 2018. The joint effort by the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation and Florence Police Dept. is a commitment to the continuation of Terrence’s work with the youth in the Florence and Darlington area.
The recipients of the scholarship were selected from applicants from school districts in Florence and Darlington counties, or a comprehensive review of their application high school transcripts SAT/ ACT scores and their 500-word essay.
Information regarding this scholarship is provided each year to all of the Florence and Darlington school district guidance counselors.
Davis plans to attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia and major in electrical engineering. Henneghan intends to major in nursing at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Henson plans to attend Clemson University and major in graphic communications, marketing, and Spanish. Roemhildt intends to major in engineering at the University of South Carolina.