Rotary Club of Spring Valley Awards Scholarships

Graduating seniors who received a 2014 Rotary scholarship are (left to right): Spring Valley Rotary Scholarship Chairman Bobby Curtis, Scholarship Committee member Mary Dailey, scholarship recipients Anna Petitgout, Hannah Rutland, Matthew Mujica, Alexis Rutnik, Michael Hoffman, LaceyAnne Robinson and Scholarship Committee member Patricia Fernald.
Six area Richland District Two high school seniors were awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley at the club’s meeting on May 8. The scholarship recipients from Spring Valley High School are:  Michael Hoffman, who will attend Wofford College to major in English; Matthew Mujica who will attend the University of South Carolina majoring in International Business; Anne Petitgout who will attend Clemson University majoring in Engineering; Alexis Rutnik who will attend Winthrop University majoring in Sports Medicine and Hannah Rutland who will attend the University of South Carolina majoring in Exercise Science. Lacey Anne Robinson of Ridge View High School was also awarded a scholarship. She will attend Wofford College majoring in Chemistry.

Awards were based on the student’s academics, extracurricular involvement, financial need and an interview. Selections were made by members of the club’s scholarship committee led by Rotarian Bobby Curtis. The club provides applications to high school guidance counselors in February and selections are made annually in April. Spring Valley Rotary has been awarding these scholarships for the past twenty-six years with proceeds from the club’s annual pecan sale. 

Founded in 1978, the Rotary Club of Spring Valley has more than 115 members dedicated to service above self.  Rotary is the world’s oldest service organization (founded in 1905) and also one of the largest global humanitarian service organizations. Visit or contact Derek Raper at 803-528-4501 or by email at for more information.  The club meets for an excellent buffet lunch and program every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road.