Clinton High Senior Receives 2024 SCAC Board of Directors Scholarship

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) awarded a 2024 Board of Directors Scholarship to Chandler Dailey of Clinton High School.

“It is an honor to celebrate the talented young people in our county who not only excel academically but also give back to their communities,” said Laurens County Council Chairman Brown Patterson, who serves on the SCAC Board of Directors. “On behalf of SCAC and Laurens County Council, we congratulate Chandler and look forward to hearing about the lasting impact she will make in college and beyond.”

Chandler Dailey of Clinton received the

SCAC Board of Directors Scholarship for Laurens County.

Dailey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dailey of Clinton. Ranked second in her class, she serves as senior class secretary on the student council and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to major in international business at the University of South Carolina Honors College and eventually attend law school. During her senior year, she was also on the Clinton High Academic Team and Science Olympiad Team.

Outside of the classroom, Dailey has played on the Clinton High Tennis Team throughout her high school career. She was named Region IV AAA Player of the Year in 2023 and received the All-Region Player designation for four years. She served as varsity captain in 2023.

In the community, Dailey has participated in a variety of service projects with the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. She also volunteered with the United Ministries of Clinton and serves as the youth liaison on the Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association’s Board of Executives. She also served as volunteer director of the organization’s Fall Tennis Camp and for the Rufus Sadler Tennis Foundation Summer Community Outreach Program the past three summers.

In addition to academic, service and extracurricular activities, Dailey worked part-time at Pelican’s SnoBalls, Thomason Jewelers and as a Clinton Junior Tennis Program assistant coach.

SCAC awarded four $5,000 one-time scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot, and Laurens County was selected in the 2024 draw.

In addition to Laurens County, the 2024 scholarship program was available to students in Clarendon, Kershaw and Marion counties. Pickens County students were invited to apply for the SCAC Presidential Scholarship, a $5,000 award in honor of SCAC President and Pickens County Council Vice Chairman Roy Costner III.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must plan to attend a South Carolina college/university or two-year technical college in the fall.

SCAC’s Scholarship Selection Committee met in the spring to evaluate applicants for the awards. Students must submit an application and write an essay on their aspirations and goals. The selection is based on the essay, grades, school activities, and community involvement.