Spann Watson Chapter Scholarship Winners:
Winnie Mitchell, a graduate of Richland County School District One’s C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy, was selected as the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Spann Watson Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
While attending C.A. Johnson Preparatory, Miss Mitchell’s activities included serving as flight commander in the Air Force Junior ROTC program.
Her selection marked the first time a winner had been selected from the Spann Watson Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and the first time a student from C.A. Johnson Preparatory had been selected as a recipient of this scholarship.
Joshua Cunningham, a Dreher High School graduate, received the top honor as the recipient of the Pratt and Whitney “Gold Eagle Scholarship.” This award entitled him to a $5,000 a year college scholarship, as well as an annual summer mentorship with the Pratt and Whitney Corporation, a pioneer in air travel technology.
While attending Dreher High School, Mr. Cunningham's activities included membership in the National Honor Society. He achieved the highest rank of Cadet Commander of the Columbia Composite Squadron, as a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol and Company Commander of the Dreher Blue Devil Company in the Naval Junior ROTC.