PICKENS COUNTY — Two 2015 high school graduates from Pickens County were recently awarded scholarships from Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County.
The Dan Sharpe Scholarship and the Charlie Hagood Scholarship total $2,000 each and are awarded to high school seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree, majoring in the human services field.
Marcus Thomas Hood, a graduate of Easley High School, was awarded the Dan Sharpe Scholarship and Kristen Rae Bridges, a graduate of Daniel High School, was awarded the Charlie Hagood Scholarship.
The Dan Sharpe scholarship is awarded to any high school senior serving on the Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County Youth Board member and is named for the agency’s former executive director, Dan Sharpe.
Sharpe served as the executive director of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County for over 30 years. Hood has served on the Youth Board for three years and will attend Erskine College in Due West, where he will major in athletic training.
The Charlie Hagood scholarship is named in memory of the late Charlie Hagood, who served as a board member and chairman of the Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County board and was a community advocate for sobriety and recovery.
Bridges will attend Lander University in Greenwood where she will be majoring in nursing.