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Women Confidence Builders awards scholarships at largest event of 2023

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Women Confidence Builders hosted its biggest event of 2023 and presented scholarships to students from Anderson Career Technology Center and Spartanburg Academic Movement.


The sold-out luncheon took place on August 28 at the Greenville Convention Center. The scholarships awarded to students from Anderson Career Technology Center were:

  • Morgan Swaney, Palmetto High School, Computer Science

  • Brooklyn McCraw, Palmetto High School, Law Enforcement

  • Nora Boswinkle, Belton-Honea Path High School, Aerospace Engineering

  • Melanie Martinez, Powdersville High School, Automotive Technology

  • Peyton Blackman, Palmetto High School, Computer Science

  • Liliana Rondeau, Palmetto High School, Law Enforcement

The scholarships awarded to students from Spartanburg Academic Movement were:

  • Amaria Jones, Dorman High School, Lenoir-Rhyne University

  • Archer Lafever, Boiling Springs High School, Clemson University

  • Olivia Martin, High Point Academy, Converse University

  • Ty’Tayana Ballenger, Spartanburg High School, South Carolina University

  • Trinity McDowell, Dorman High School, Howard University


Women Confidence Builders is a non-profit organization that offers events, mentoring, speaking, and consulting services with the goal of uplifting women in business across the region. The next event will be on January 25, 2024.


“It was such an honor for us to be able to present those scholarships to those girls.” said Christi Powell, the President of Women Confidence Builders and the Women Business Enterprise Lead for 84 Lumber. “We’re excited for their journeys ahead, and even more excited about how else we can make a difference in the lives of Upstate women.”


About Women Confidence Builders:

Founded in 2021, the mission of Women Confidence Builders is to educate, mentor, disciple, and empower all women while building confidence and creating inclusivity. They believe that by investing in the next generation of female leaders, we can create a brighter, more equitable future for all.



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