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Two Students Selected as Bank of America Student Leaders

Two Horry County high schoolers were selected as Bank of America Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders) this year to participate in an eight-week summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities. These students participated in a paid internship experience of workforce skills, leadership, and civic engagement with the YMCA of Coastal Carolina. As part of the program, they earned $17 per hour, receive a Chromebook, and participate in a virtual leadership summit.

The following Class of 2022 Horry County Bank of America Student Leaders were selected for their leadership, background, passion, and commitment to community:

  • Lorraine “Rani” Shelton (Scholars Academy and Conway High senior) – is an honors student with a passion for volunteerism and service at local nonprofits.
  • Camden Smith (Scholars Academy and Carolina Forest High 2022 graduate) – is a motivated leader who assists others through tutoring and in his customer-friendly approach to his part-time job.

Rani and Camden were two of only eight students from South Carolina, and among 300 young people across the nation, who were selected for the prestigious internships. 

Bank of America Student Leaders will also participate in a virtual Leadership Summit, delivered in partnership with the Close Up Foundation. The Summit will include opportunities to engage with congressional leaders, hear from leaders in civil and human rights and the Stanford University Young Democracy at Home program which encourages conversation about current issues facing young people today.

Bank of America Student Leaders photo

Photo: Bank of America 2022 Myrtle Beach Student Leaders, Camden Smith and Rani Shelton (left to right).