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Mary Hipp #1

Greenville, S.C.

Over the course of almost a decade, Mary worked to conceive of and develop a non-profit organization, Feed and Seed, dedicated to connecting people with local, healthy food – connecting consumers with local farmers in a way that is reminiscent of days gone by, yet modern in approach and technology. With our city having so many food deserts, the bricks and mortar representation of Feed and Seed is located in the Judson community.

Cassandra Martin

Greenville, S.C.

Cassranda is one of the founders and at one time the only chef for Sunday Dinners with a Twist. They take hot meals to people who are living under bridges and in the woods here in the Upstate. She and her husband were helping one young Mother to be providing her with shelter, food and vitamins sadly the mother was unable to control her addiction. When she went into labor they were going to take her baby who tested positive for drugs. She called Cassandra and asked her to take the baby and she did. She is now raising the child who is no-verbal autistic which is amazing since she works with children with autism.

Terry Swain

Oconee, S.C.

Terry Swain has spent her adult life in service to the community in which she lives. I met her when she was teaching PE at Oakway (later Fair-Oak) Elementary School in Oconee County. Before that she taught physical education and coached basketball at West-Oak High School. Prior to her retirement from teaching, she and her husband, Tim, started a business called Motivational Sports in the small community of Fair Play, SC. The business, now renamed Diamond T, became quite successful at printing and embroidering uniforms for sports teams.

Amanda McDougald Scott

Greenville, S.C.

Amanda is a champion for children and her community. Her slogan is “Bringing People Together. Getting Things Done.” This aptly describes her approach to researching effective solutions, building a coalition of support, and then advocating for policy and legislation that make a difference in people’s lives.Amanda is the founder of Healthy Augusta, a non-profit organization, as well as the Responsible Action political action committee. She is currently the CEO of Artemis Consulting as well as the Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party. In additional to all of her other passions, Amanda is a loving wife and mother to her 6-year old son.

7NEWS wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Throughout Women’s History Month, 7NEWS will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named the Upstate’s Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

Videos of Remarkable Women Finalists

Remarkable Women Finalist: Mary Hipp

Remarkable Women Finalist: Cassandra Martin

Remarkable Women Finalist – Terry Swain

Remarkable Women Finalist: Amanda McDougald Scott

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