Irmo High School Seniors Awarded Scholarships by McGregor Presbyterian Church

Irmo, SC – Three distinguished Irmo High School seniors, Cameron Coaxum, Caitlin Faust, and Hannah Jones, were honored with $1000 scholarships from McGregor Presbyterian Church during the Senior Awards Night at Irmo High School on May 28. Each scholarship includes a portion allocated for the students’ chosen colleges and another portion for their personal educational expenses.

Cameron Coaxum

Cameron graduated with an impressive 4.0 GPA and has plans to attend North Carolina A & T State University in the fall. Throughout his high school career, Cameron excelled academically and actively participated in various clubs and honors programs. He was involved in Honors English and Honors Social Studies, and was a dedicated member of the Beta Club and Ambassador Club. Cameron also earned a leadership award from The Columbia Urban League and served as a Teacher Cadet. His future aspirations include becoming an elementary school teacher or a school psychologist. Cameron emphasized the importance of kindness and patience, stating, “If you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind and patient.”

Caitlin Faust

Caitlin, who graduated with a remarkable 4.4 GPA, will be attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She demonstrated a strong commitment to academics and extracurricular activities, being active in The Beta Club and The National Honor Society for three years. Caitlin was recognized as the top ROTC Cadet for two consecutive years and played a significant role in the Master Class Orchestra. She also received additional scholarships from the JROTC and AKA. Caitlin’s career goal is to work in the medical field as either a labor and delivery nurse or a pediatrician. She expressed her passion for compassionate care, saying, “I want to provide compassionate care and support families during significant life events.”

Hannah Jones

Hannah, who graduated with a solid 4.1 GPA, will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall. She was awarded three Junior Scholar Awards and was a member of the National Honor Society during her junior and senior years. Hannah’s high school involvement included participating in the Student Council, The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Club, volunteering for the Special Olympics, serving as a Teacher Cadet, and being an active member of the Varsity Softball Team. Hannah is eager to pursue a career in education, with the aim to make a significant impact on her students. She stated, “I want to make a difference in the lives of the kids in my classroom and help them excel.”