50th Annual Awards Luncheon June 8
The 50th annual James F. Byrnes Awards Luncheon is Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Marriott Columbia Hotel, 1200 Hampton Street. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at noon.
The James F. Byrnes Foundation will announce its 2013 scholars and honor its graduating 2009 scholars class. Cost is $20 per person, and 2013 Scholars and one guest attend free. Current scholars also attend free. A child's plate option is available, consisting of chicken nuggets and fries, as well as a vegetarian plate. Pricing is the same as an adult meal.
For room reservations at the hotel, follow the link or call 803-771-7000.
A display of Byrnes memorabilia will be available for review in the prefunction area before and after the luncheon.
Byrnes Scholars board president Allen Easler, a 1998 scholar, commented, "The June luncheon is an event that truly marks a turning point for both our graduating senionrs and our incoming freshmen. This year, it also marks a milestone for the James F. Byrnes Foundation: it is the 50th annual awards luncheon.
"Let that sink in a moment…our 50th awards luncheon. For our seniors," he continues, "the luncheon symbolizes the beginning of a life beyond school that will be marked by new jobs, new opportunities, new responsiblities and new roles. For our freshmen, the June luncheon is a beginning of another kind. Hopefully, in the years to come the freshman will recall fondly their first luncheon as the day they became part of the James F. Byrnes family."
Easler challenges scholars to contact those who have been absent from recent events to encourage their participation in this very special day.
2012 Byrnes Scholars Named
During the 2012 application process, we received an overwhelming 120 applications. Eighteen of those were invited to participate in an interview and six were awarded a 2012 scholarship. There are currently 26 scholars attending 11 colleges throughout the state. The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,069 scholarships.
- Jewel Eckmyer, from Aiken SC, attending Charleston Southern University
- Erika Hubbard, from North SC, attending Clemson University
- Susannah Nunamaker, from Blair SC, attending Lander University
- Jeffrey Tyler Peake, from Aiken SC, attending USC – Columbia
- Chad Pope, from Aiken SC, attending USC – Columbia
- Savannah Weber, from Summerville SC, attending USC – Columbia
The Byrnes Scholars Site
The information concerning Byrnes Scholarships and The Byrnes Foundation is taken from materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation, especially the 1988 index to The James F. Byrnes Foundation.
The historical information on Mr. Byrnes was developed by The Byrnes Scholars under the editorial guidance of Neil Johnson and Matt Lockhart. The editors wish to thank David Damon, Rachel C. Drake, Johnna Ferguson, Dr. Sara Hollingsworth, Cal Johnson, Brad Jordan, Elaine Russell Matlock, Pam Galloway McElveen, Barbara Tartaglia, Margaret B. Walden and Charles Wall.
The Byrnes Scholars information is taken from various sources, including the organization's bylaws and various materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation.