Horry County Schools’ 2015 graduates earn $67.6 million in scholarships

Horry County Schools’ class of 2015 set a new record by earning $67.6 million in scholarships, an increase of $7.7 million over last year.

The scholarship amounts have been going up every year as the district grows and they discover more of what’s available, officials say.

“The numbers represent a lot of hard work between parents and students, and teachers and administrators,” said Joe DeFeo, Horry County Schools Board of Education chairman. “The hard work in the classroom is where most of the benefits are seen.”