The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.
Thanks to a better revenue forecast, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials now believe it will be able to retain an assistant principal at Camden Middle School (CMS), hire a new assistant principal for Jackson School and fill a part-time band program position at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EMS).
The first Camden Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Beautillion will be held Saturday in Camden High School's (CHS) auditorium Saturday. The Beautillion will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception. During the program, young men who have completed Kappa League -- the fraternity's leadership program -- will be presented to their parents, friends, teachers and other invited guests.
A perspective of herself as a teenager in school and a passion for her career led to Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) English teacher Nicole Schnibben to be named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2012 Teacher of the Year. Schnibben received the accolade during Monday night's KCSD Teacher of the Year banquet at Camden High School (CHS).
State senators Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen, along with State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, recently honored the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by sponsoring KCSD Teacher of the Year Helen Walker's appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year celebration in Columbia to be held Tuesday.
Family as a support system appeared to be a theme at Monday evening's 17th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet at Bethesda Baptist Church. Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) honored the 31 best and the brightest high school seniors in the county. The academic team is made up of the top 10 students from each of Kershaw County's three high schools, as well as the student with the highest ACT/SAT score at each school.