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5/15/2016 General
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners
$14,000 Awarded to High School Students Throughout the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) today announced fourteen students who were selected as recipients of the chamber’s first scholarship award. The $1,000 scholarship awarded to each student will be used to assist in the pursuit of higher education.

Scholarship winners were chosen based on the following criteria:
• Academic performance
• Involvement in extracurricular school activities
• Involvement in charitable and/or community activities (outside of school)
• Positive leadership, character, and citizenship
• Demonstrated work ethic
“The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is very proud of our award-winning educational system which continues to inspire possibilities and develop students to their highest potential,” stated Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “As the voice of local business and the regional promoter for the entire Myrtle Beach area, our MBACC scholarship program was designed to recognize the diversity of talent and commitment at all fourteen high schools throughout the entire Grand Strand. We applaud these bright young minds for their dedication to academics as well as their contributions to our community. Through programs like this, the chamber remains committed to continuing to make a significant and positive impact for years to come in the success of our local students.”

2016 MBACC scholarship winners are:

Academy for Technology & Academics – Chelsea Roberts
Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology – Jordan Hoerner
Aynor High School – Nicholas Feaser
Carolina Forest High School – Jessica McKee
Conway High School – Lance Schofield
Early College High School – Emily Cocchiola
Green Sea Floyds High School – Kailey Bullock
HCS Scholars Academy – Curtis Leonard
Loris High School – Mayson Cox
Myrtle Beach High School – Carly Sincavitch
North Myrtle Beach High School – Mara Hartsell
St. James High School – Michael Larkin
Socastee High School – Samantha Binder
Waccamaw High School – Madelyn Middleton

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About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is the proud recipient of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ “2015 Chamber of the Year” award.