Striving for Excellence

A program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. It was designed to recognize students within resource families who have identified and are pursuing goals that will ensure a successful transition into adulthood.

Mary Azhan’e Holly
September 2014

Mary Azhan’e Holly is a freshman at Claflin College. During her younger years, Mary never thought about attending college or even her future until her sophomore year in high school. She was always smart in school and loved reading as a child. During her sophomore year, her guidance counselor and teachers began to really talk about college and setting goals to be successful in this world. With guidance from the adults in her life, Mary realized how much she liked learning how the human body works and decided to major in Biology. She enjoys talking, texting, reading, writing, shopping, and spending time with friends.

Kyree Barker
March 2022

Meet Kyree Barker, an aspiring theater teacher, and actor. He is a Social Media Coordinator in the Advancement department, curating some of your favorite social

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