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Yesteryear - July 8, 2015

20 YEARS AGO - July 3-7, 1995

Posted: July 7, 2015 5:55 p.m.
Updated: July 8, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Honor student/athlete receives scholarship

Michael Jason Holoman, a June 1995 honor graduate of Camden High School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Chi Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., an international service fraternity. Holoman will use the scholarship award at Clemson University, where he plans to major in Computer Science.

The award was presented June 15 at the chapter’s annual scholarship award banquet held at Western Sizzlin’ Steak House in Lugoff.

In addition to being an honor graduate at CHS, Holoman also received several athletic awards. He was on the all-region track team, was chosen as CHS track team’s most valuable player and was selected Player of the Year in Region IV-AAA in track. He was also selected for the President’s Education Awards Program

Arts Arising in multimedia

Students in Arts Arising, a summer program for artistically gifted children, recently concluded their session with a multi-media show at Camden Primary School. Here students act, sing and dance with colorful cubes painted by visual arts classes and used as props and set pieces. Arts Arising will be featured on “Journal” on WRJA-TV. Camden cellist Claire Bryant, South Carolina’s Young Artist of 1995 will also be featured on the TV program. Arts Arising is sponsored by the Kershaw County School District and produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

Undefeated again

The Camden Jaycees won the Camden Dixie Youth championship in finishing with another unblemished record. Team members include Dale Gardner, Jermaine Thomas, Robert Dabney, Wesley Moore, Troy Lee, Jarred Ferguson, Brian McLeod, Gregory Gardner, Kelvin Lyles, Roger Davis, Steven Mooneyham, Head Coach Bill DeBruhl and Assistant Coach Thoyd Warren.

A banner day

Youngsters from Lyttleton Street Child Development Center took their patriotism on parade Monday waving streamers and sporting red, white and blue attire. Mickey Erwin lead this year’s Fourth of July Festivity

Writing their ticket

 Summer vacation just got a little brighter for six Kershaw County youngsters, who earned scholarships to summer athletic camps courtesy of the David Parrott Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The annual contest is sponsored by Camden’s Dr. Larry Parrott and is run by the Camden/Kershaw County Recreation Department.

In order to be eligible for the cash stipends, all contestants must have participated in a C/KCRD sponsored sports activity. All entrants must also have written an essay on “How youth sports can help prepare me for the future.”

The winners were Jason Taylor, Lauren Bowers, Johnny Haynes, April Sullivan, Michael Ward and Jay Colvin.

Bus stop

School bus drivers were treated to breakfast recently in honor of School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. The school district hosted a breakfast in each attendance area to thank drivers for their service. Some of those attending the breakfast for the West Wateree drivers included drivers Daniel Reynolds and George Washington; bus shop supervisor Otis Bowers; school board member Jimmie Rose; Director for Staff and Pupil Development Remond Cooper; Assistant Superintendent for Operations Mike Jackson; driver Charles Jones; Wateree Elementary bus supervisor Edwina Murphy; and driver Jarrell Rabon.

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