Burk Arredondo, Class of 2021, received the Rotary Club of Charleston's Service Above Self Award for his continued work on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. He is one of four Charleston area students recognized for outstanding service to the community. The honor included a $1000 scholarship and the opportunity to speak at the Rotarian luncheon on May 12, 2021.
Burk was introduced by Jeremy Cook, chair of the Rotary Club's Service Before Self Committee. See below for the full ceremony and to watch Burk accept the scholarship. Everyone at FBS is incredibly proud of the work Burk has done and look forward to seeing his continued success after he graduates from First Baptist.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to have been selected as one of the Charleston Rotary Club’s 2021 “Service Above Self” scholarship recipients. I took it upon my self to begin service work for the Alzheimer’s Association in response to my Grandfather’s battle against the disease. As a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Planning Subcommittee for the 2021 Longest Day Event, I continue to work for a better tomorrow where memories are retained, loved ones are not forgotten, and family’s are not burdened with this painful and horrid experience of care. I am optimistic about the future of the fight against Alzheimer’s. Continued advancements in research and innovation are constantly complimenting the path to a better tomorrow.” -Burk Arredondo