Longtime educator and community leader M. Andrew James (second from right) unveils the M. Andrew James Collection in the Jackson School Media Center. During an appreciation dinner in March that honored James, Camden Second Presbyterian Church presented him with a series of books to be placed in the school's library in his honor. James was joined at the unveiling by (from left) Jackson School Media Specialist Paulette Williams, incoming Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin and his wife, Daisy James.
The South Carolina Chapter of National School Public Relations Association celebrated the effectiveness of 93 programs and projects from across the state including one from Jackson School at its annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony May 6 in Columbia.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently saluted its South Carolina Junior Scholars. Students achieve Junior Scholar status by either scoring 50 or higher in verbal, math or writing on the PSAT or by participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade year. The honored students included (first row, from left) Mallory Register, Aubrey Edgerton, Evelyn (McCrae) Watson, Hannah Ranson, Jessica Stockman, Mary (Matheson) Deese, Makayla Rippy, (second row) Jousha Hinson, Connor Tully, Zane Nayfeh, Daniel McAvoy, Christopher Wilder, Stephen Christianson, (third row) Steve Berry, Chandler Brittian and Austen Haney.
The Doby's Mill Elementary School robotics team recently presented a $100 check to the Kershaw County American Red Cross to support its district goal. The funds were raised during a schoolwide bake sale to help raise awareness to the local initiatives the district chapter of the American Red Cross supports. On hand for the presentation were tech lab teacher and LEGO team adviser Amanda Raper, students Katie Welch, Ashley Smith, Devonte' Benson, Caden Britton, Vance Summers, D'Karlus Colvin, Seth Addeo, Jonathan Richardson and Alex Robertson and Red Cross representatives Lois Stuber and Nancy Cataldo.
The Kershaw County School District will hold half days for students May 26 and 27, the final two days of student attendance for this school year. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.