Congratulations to Erin Colleen Hongsemeier of Ashley Ridge High School. Erin is the South Carolina state winner of the NIAAA Scholarship/Essay Contest and will be presented with a Plaque from the NIAAA and a check for $500 from the SCAAA.
Erin’s accomplishments and appreciation of the influence of sports make us proud to have her as our state representative. She will graduate number 6 out of 397 students in her senior class. She has earned a GPA of 4.74 and SAT score of 1690 – all while playing three sports and taking part in her community.
Erin earned 1 letter in Varsity Track, 3 letters in Varsity Basketball and 2 letters in Varsity Volleyball. She was selected All-Region, Team Captain and MVP in Volleyball. While being an outstanding player, she was on the Academic Honor Roll all four years, won the Sportsmanship Leadership Award in her Junior year and the Jefferson Leadership Award as a senior. Erin is a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society/Science Quest, FCA, Habitat for Humanity Club and a student in the Leadership Class. She has also contributed over 100 hours of community service with organizations such as Summerville Miracle League, Palmetto House, Big Fox Little Fox Mentor Program and the Low Country Food Bank Student Food Drive.