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Rotary Club recognizes 4 students for ‘service above self’


During their April 11 meeting, the Rotary Club of Barnwell County honored four students for displaying service above self.

The club bestows “Service Above Self” awards each month to one student from each of the county’s three public high schools and Jefferson Davis Academy for exemplifying the club’s motto.

“We are so appreciative of all that you all do. It is so wonderful when we see our students across the county making a difference in the lives of others, not only locally but beyond that,” said Rotarian Dr. Crissie Stapleton. “I hope you truly know the difference you make.”

Madison Doughtie

Madison Doughtie is a senior at Barnwell High School.

She has been in the Scarlet Knights Marching Band for the past four years playing clarinet. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Church where she spends a lot of time volunteering and playing the piano.

She plans to attend USC Aiken to major in computer science and minor in music.

Cody Padgett

Cody Padgett is a senior at Blackville-Hilda High School.

He is on the student council and volunteers for fundraisers for that organization. He takes mechanical engineering courses at the Barnwell County ­Career Center.

After high school, he plans to attend USC Columbia to major in aerospace engineering. He hopes to have a career working for a company like Boeing or Delta.

Kaitlyn Redd

Kaitlyn Redd is a senior at Williston-Elko High School where she is a very busy student. At WEHS, she plays softball and volleyball, and is also on the National Technical Honor Society and Beta Club. She also spends a good bit of time out at the Barnwell County Career Center where she is secretary of the FFA.

She also volunteers at a kindergarten class at Oakwood Windsor Elementary School in Aiken County as part of work-based learning. She is a S.C. Teaching Fellow.

Outside of school, she is active at Mt. Hill Baptist Church.

She plans to attend USC Aiken to major in early childhood education.

Hunter Zorn

Hunter Zorn is a senior at Jefferson Davis Academy where he’s an “extraordinary student, athlete, state champion, and all-around great human being,” said JDA Athletic Director Anthony Reitenour.

Hunter is in the National Honor Society and Beta Club. He also plays football, basketball and baseball.

He plans to attend The Citadel to major in criminal justice while continuing to play football.