Orangeburg Touchdown Club, RMC Foundation Award Brent Lukens Memorial Scholarship to Calhoun Academy Senior
||The Orangeburg Touchdown Club and RMC Foundation presented a scholarship check to the 2016 recipient Elijah Ott at RMC. Pictured, from left: RMC Speech Therapist Molly Lukens, MA, CCC-SLP; Brandon Lukens; Co-Chair of the Orangeburg Touchdown Club Scholarship Committee David Coleman; Elijah Ott; RMC Foundation Executive Director Margaret Frierson; and RMC Care Coordinator Donna Lukens, RN.
The Orangeburg Touchdown Club and Regional Medical Center (RMC) Foundation have awarded Calhoun Academy Senior Elijah Ott of St. Matthews the annual Brent Lukens Memorial Scholarship.
Presented annually in memory of Lukens who died tragically in an automobile accident at the age of 16, the scholarship is awarded to recognize academic achievement and athletic participation.
Ott is ranked first in his class, has played on the Calhoun Academy varsity football team for four years, and served as team captain for the 2016 season. He has also participated on the varsity basketball, baseball, and Environthon teams.
Ott received the Top Academic Trophy from Calhoun Academy for 2014 and 2015. He received the Coaches’ Award for Basketball in 2015. He was the head graduation marshal in 2016, and was named a 2016 Junior Scholar for Coker College, Furman University, Lander University, Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina – Aiken and the University of South Carolina – Union. He is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the National Honor Society.
Ott is a community church volunteer through Cornerstone Community Church. He represented Calhoun Academy at Palmetto Boys State in 2016 and is a past member of the 4-H club. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Ott.