Cameron Padgett, a senior from Leesville, South Carolina, receives the South Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship.
Cameron was raised on a row-crop and poultry farm and has always had an interest in agriculture. She has worked hard here at Clemson and is excited for her future to unfold.
We asked Cameron a few questions about her life at Clemson, her future career goals, and what the South Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship means to her. Check out her answers below!
What is your major (and minor if applicable) and how did you choose it?
My major is Agricultural Education and my minor is Horticulture. I chose my major because my interest in agriculture has existed my entire life and grew even stronger after being exposed to agricultural education courses in high school.
Why did you choose to attend Clemson University?
Clemson University has always been and will always be my favorite university, therefore sealing my fate as far as school selection goes. I grew up an ecstatic Clemson fan and planned to go to no other school but Clemson from the beginnning of my academic career.
What is your favorite class?
My favorite class would have to be Horticulture 3030 - Landscape Plants.
What has been your best experience at Clemson University?
I have had too many amazing experiences at Clemson to narrow it down to just one! Receiving a world-class education at the hands of world-class professors has to be at the top of my list.
What are your future career goals?
I plan to teach middle or high school level agriculture courses.
What are some extracurricular activities that you are involved in?
I am a member of Alpha Tau Alpha as well as a member and former officer of CCFFA.
What does the scholarship you received mean to you?
I am so thankful to have received this scholarship. Due to this monetary supplement, I am able to complete my last semester of coursework with less of a financial burden as a I get ready to propel into the "real world."
This has been edited for length and clarity.