McLeod Sports Medicine staff and Sally Kier, mother of Geoffrey Kier, presented the McLeod Sports Medicine Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarships to student athletes on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Pictured from left to right: Angel Knight, McLeod Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainer; Sally Kier, Mother of Geoffrey Kier; Katherine Brown, scholarship winner; Baker Garland, scholarship winner; and Brian Pettis, McLeod Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainer.
McLeod Sports Medicine presented the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarships to three local athletes. The scholarship recipients were recognized at the annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run Walk held Saturday, March 17, 2018. The athletes receiving the scholarships are: Katherine Brown, Caroline Falcone, and Baker Garland.
Katherine Brown is the daughter of Craig and Kay Brown. She attends Florence Christian School where she participates in volleyball and basketball. She plans to enroll at Charleston Southern University and major in Nursing.
Caroline Falcone is the daughter of Brian and Mary Falcone. She attends West Florence High School where she participates in track and field and cross country. She plans to enroll at the University of Georgia and major in Bio-Medical Sciences. She will then pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist.
Baker Garland is the daughter of Thomas Kendall Garland, II, and Cathryn Garland. She attends Wilson High School and participates in soccer and tennis. She plans to enroll at the College of Charleston and major in Exercise Science and German. After which, she will continue to a graduate level education and pursue a career in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
Sponsored by McLeod Sports Medicine, the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship recognizes student athletes who personify excellence. The athletes chosen exhibit excellence in academics, athletics, and also possess strong leadership skills. The scholarship is awarded annually to college-bound high school seniors. The athletes are selected from participating area public and private high schools.