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KCSD superintendent honored at UWKC dinner

Posted: April 11, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Updated: April 14, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Photos courtesy of Johnny Deal/Bowtie Photography

Pictured are the recipients of the UWKC Volunteer of the Year Awards (back row left to right), William Brian McManus, Dr. Ken Carson, Phil Elliott, Robert Levangie, Mark Houde, Lindsay Cox, Lt. Scott Myers, Bill Seiffert, Tony Dantzler and UW Board Chairman, Paul Liddle (front row left to right) William Gaither, Alma Adams, Amy Peebles accepting for Wesley and Shanna Herndon, Marietta W. Gordon, Dena Horton, Terri Robinson, Sandra Doyle and Roshanda Pratt accepting for Glenna Brown-Kaiser.

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Dr. Frank Morgan, superintendent of the Kershaw County School District, received the Jake Watson Award during the United Way of Kershaw County’s (UWKC) annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Thursday evening.

The award is given annually in honor of Jake Watson, who served as the UWKC’s treasurer for 17 years and as a dedicated volunteer who “modeled servant leadership.” The UWKC recognized Morgan for his involvement in the community, care for the students of Kershaw County and support of the United Way.

“He understands the important role that the United Way plays in our community, and he has been willing to give of his own time and talent to support those efforts and those of other organizations in Kershaw County.” Camden High Principal Dan Matthews said as he presented the award.

Other top award recipients included Camden Fire Department Deputy Chief Phil Elliot for the Anne Dallas Volunteer of the Year award. The UWKC recognized Elliot for going “above and beyond” in his volunteering with the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad. Elliott also received a volunteer of the year award for his work with the rescue squad.

The UWKC also recognized Margaret Lawhorn for 15 years of service to the agency for her work with programs such as the summer food program and the Hand in Hand Together Mentoring Program.

Thursday’s dinner honored volunteers who have donated their time and efforts to UWKC agencies. Awards highlighting volunteers in each agency were also distributed during the dinner.

“With these awards, we recognize the significant impact that volunteers make in our community, not only to the agencies they serve, but more importantly to individuals and families they serve,” UWKC Board Chair Paul Liddle said. “The contributions our community volunteers make in our county go a long way to stretch every dollar we raise.”

Recipients of UWKC Volunteer of the Year awards included: Lt. Scott Myers of the ALPHA Center, Bob Levangie of the American Red Cross of Central SC, Dr. Ken Carson of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 123 Jump of Camp Sun Fun, Bill Seiffert and Tony Dantzler of Food for the Soul, Lindsay Cox of Girl Scouts of SC - Mountains to Midlands, Carolina Sports, Mark Houde of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, Sandra Doyle of the Kershaw County Council on Aging, Alma Adams of the Kershaw County Foster/Adoptive Family Association, Marietta W. Gordon of the Kershaw County Literacy Association, William B. Gaither of Mental Health America, Terri Robinson of the Midlands Crisis Chaplaincy, William Brian McManus of the Mt. Pisgah Buffalo Rescue Squad, Dena Horton of Sistercare Inc. and  Glenna Brown Kaiser of the Family Resource Center.



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