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Kimberly Glover graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in 2011 within the top six percent of her class. She was part of the academically gifted programs such as Program for Academically Talented Students, Magnet, Honors and International Baccalaureate.

In addition, she was involved in numerous activities including student council, cheerleading, The National Honors Society, The Key Club, the NAACP Youth Council and the Ladies of Kappa League. Needless to say, she kept busy.

Kimberly has continued her path to success while attending Hampton University. Now a junior majoring in Psychology, Kimberly has been named to the Dean’s List each semester.

And her schedule remains full as she participates in Psi Chi, the Psychology Club and cheerleading. She also serves as a mentor for middle school girls through the Emerging Young Leaders program via the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

The Woodlands Families’ Scholarship administered by the Community Foundation has helped Kimberly excel along the way.

“Central Carolina Community Foundation has provided me with one of the greatest opportunities necessary for success in today’s world,” said Kimberly. “My scholarship has undoubtedly helped pay for my education and has served as a stepping stone on my path to success.”

The Woodlands Families’ Scholarship Fund was established by descendants of William Gilmore Simms, a popular 19th century literary figure. Mr. Simms lived at Woodlands Plantation, which the Simms family has owned since 1821.

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize the long-term, continuous relationship between the black and white families associated with Woodlands Plantation and the community in which it is located. Scholarships are available to African American students who are descendants of the enslaved families of Woodlands Plantation to obtain a college or technical school education.

“The Woodlands Families’ Scholarship is very special to me because it comes from my roots in Bamberg County,” said Kimberly.

After graduating, Kimberly aspires to attend the University North Carolina or Emory University and once day obtain her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She wants to help clients overcome mental illnesses and psychiatric problems.

Throughout her life, Kimberly Glover has worked hard to be at the top of her class. The pathway hasn’t always been easy, but her results have been satisfying.

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