Eileen Chepenik made the scholarship presentation at Charleston’s Yom HaShoah observance.
The winner, Hayes Hoover, attends Connections Academy, which is a virtual school. Hayes will go to Clemson next year and he is only 15 years old (graduating two years ahead of schedule). He is pictured here with his parents and Holocaust survivor Joe Engel. He had never met a survivor before! It was so meaningful for him. Click Here to read his winning essay.
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