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Boat Club presents $2K scholarship to Wando High senior

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Wando High School senior Hannah Patenaude, right, was selected among 26 applicants for the $2,000 Goat Island Boat Club scholarship. The award was presented Friday night during opening ceremonies for the 36th annual Striped Bass Festival by club scholarship chairman Hal White. “She is in the top 2 percent of her class,” White said of Patenaude. “She has a GPA of 4.0 and a South Carolina GPA of 5.158, which I believe is the highest I’ve ever seen.” Patanaude said she had aspirations to attend Harvard, but accepted a scholarship to the University of Nevada honors program instead. She plans to study biochemistry, with an end result of being a pediatric reconstructive surgeon.

“She has shown leadership throughout her high school career,” White said of Patenaude’s selection. “She is the president of the Health Sciences Club and of the Health Occupation Students of America, along with being the founder of Click it for Kevin, a safe teen driving program recognized by the state of South Carolina.” White said the scholarship is presented each year to either a graduating high school senior or college student from the five-county radius of lakes Marion and Moultrie who will major or is majoring in forestry, fisheries, wildlife management or another related field.

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