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Scholarship Winner Pays It Forward

London Minor learned to love volunteering at South Pointe High School and plans to make it a lifelong habit.

“My teacher told us we’re blessed and someone else could be blessed by our resources,” said London, 19, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. “I like to help people.”

She recently received the Eddie Reeves Volunteer Leadership Award from Family Trust and a $1,000 scholarship. Minor, the daughter of Sheila and Gary Minor, has volunteered at the YMCA, Sunset Park Elementary School and Cheer 4 Children. She also helps with food banks, Habitat for Humanity in Columbia and provides transportation to USC students who don’t feel safe walking on campus.

Her dad says the whole family gives back and London’s mother and grandmother have set great examples. “I had a friend who was sick and she took him soup and I didn’t get dinner.”

London, who is majoring in exercise science, plans to use the money for tuition and books.

Scholarship finalists receiving $500 were Justin Norwood of Rock Hill and Hugh Curtin of Clover.


London and classmates participate in Adopt-a-Highway.


London and classmate participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.