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2016 Scholarship Winner Announced

The recipient of the 2nd annual Ruth Wright Johnson Award went to Ms. Mahogany Setzer a senior at the York Comprehensive High School. Mahogany excelled not only in academics with a 3.5 GPA but in athletics as well where she starred as a basketball, soccer and softball talent. This fall she will be attending Pfeiffer University a private university in the village of Misenheimer near Richfield North Carolina to pursue a career in early childhood education. We are excited to have presented this Scholarship to Mahogany because she has grassroots ties from the community. She was a youth NAACP member and as a child she sat in the living room of Mrs. Ruth Wright Johnsons home as we strategized to bring a MLK Holiday to York County the last county in the state of South Carolina to do so and work toward bringing the Confederate Flag down from the State House of South Carolina in Columbia. Her Mother Holly Setzer would bring her to those meetings and she sat and did her homework while we solved world problems in that living room. Kudos to Mahogany for being a part of history and representing the Ruth Wright Johnson for which it was created. Also a huge thanks to Charles Randolph Wright as he allows Mrs. Johnsons legacy to forever live by giving to a deserving student in York SC.

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