Lander student earns education scholarship


From staff reports

Lander University junior and Greenwood resident Maria Morales-Moreno has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Florence Nelson Undergraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually by the South Carolina International Reading Association to an in-state student majoring in education, and is named for the organization’s first president.

Morales-Moreno was selected for her commitment to encourage reading as a lifetime tool for learning and for inspiring others to make reading a habit.

She is an active member of the Piedmont Reading Council and plans to teach third grade after graduating from Lander.