Positeen scholarships

Two Project Life: Positeen Inc. students received funds for college from the Kiwanis Club of Orangeburg recently. Senior Brittany Barnes, a psychology major at Claflin University, received $1,500, and Luevelyn Brooker, a freshman at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, received $500. Pictured are, from left, Kiwanis Club President-Elect Joshua Nexus, Luevelyn Brooker, Kiwanis President Marion Lloyd, Brittany Barnes and Project Life: Positeen Director Liz Zimmerman Keitt.

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Two local college students who are Project Life: Positeen alumnae have received funds to help pay for their education.

The Orangeburg Kiwanis Club presented Claflin University senior psychology major Brittany Barnes with a $1,500 scholarship and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College freshman Luevelyn Brooker with a $500 scholarship on Aug. 7.

"It is important to support students like these two individuals because it is in support of Kiwanis' mission of helping children," Kiwanis Club President Marion Lloyd said. "Project Life: Positeen has exemplified that over the years in helping students with education."

On behalf of the entire club, Lloyd thanked those who contributed to make the donations possible.

Barnes and Brooker have participated in the Orangeburg after-school tutorial program Project Life: Positeen, which the Kiwanis Club supports each year.

Project Life: Positeen was also awarded $500, the annual donation it receives from the Kiwanis Club.

"This means they are able to continue their education," Project Life: Positeen founder Liz Zimmerman Keitt said of the help the Kiwanis Club provides. "If it was not for the Kiwanis Club, they would not be able to go go college like this."

Thus far, Project Life: Positeen, with the help of the Kiwanis Club, has been able to help support 12 students with scholarship funds through the years.

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Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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