HGTC Culinary Student Awarded Tourism Scholarship
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that Abigail “Abbey” Carter, Baking and Pastry Arts student at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, is one of nine seniors from South Carolina colleges and universities selected for the 2020 Tourism Student Awards for outstanding academic achievement in their culinary, hospitality and tourism studies.
“I feel so honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the South Carolina Tourism Student Award. I want to thank the Travel and Tourism Coalition as well as my chef instructors at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. I am grateful to represent the College with this award,” said Abbey Carter, Baking and Pastry Arts Student and Scholarship Recipient.
Sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition, the Tourism Student Award recognizes the state’s outstanding, full-time students from college and university tourism programs across South Carolina. Every year, faculty at each college or university selects one student from their hospitality program for the award. Abbey will receive a $1,000 scholarship through the Fred Brinkman Memorial Fund.
“All of us at the International Culinary Institute take pride in our program and celebrate students like Abbey Carter for their exemplary scholastic achievements and culinary studies,” said Joe Bonaparte, HGTC Executive Director of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. “We greatly appreciate the recognition the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition provides for our students who are motivated to exceed in their studies."
“Abigail has always brought an enthusiasm for learning the art of pastry,” Chef Geoff Blount, HGTC Chef Professor. “What really makes a difference is that she shares her passion and enthusiasm with those around her daily to Bake the World a Better Place.”