Crystal Noelle Johnson had reached the zenith of years of study when on the morning of May 18, she walked across the stage and received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. It was the natural culmination of her life and years of dedication.
Jackson Elementary School fifth grader Tierney Peterson and North Central Middle School eighth grader Morgan Kelly have been named the winners in the Kershaw County School District Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.
Family support and wise words helped 2012 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Hunter Smith achieve perfect attendance throughout his entire public school career. Hunter is being recognized as the only student in Kershaw County to have achieved 12 years of perfect attendance.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan will be honored with the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) from July 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
Camden native Donna Stoney got a rare treat as she walked across the stage in May to receive her diploma from Coker College in Hartsville. Her sister, Gertrude Stoney, an adjunct professor at Coker, was sitting among the sea of professors cheering their students on.
In 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson, a retired mental-health professional, said that he would be a "solid figure and promise keeper" to a small class of Bethune Elementary fifth-graders. To their surprise, Anderson would be consistently "caring" and "supportive" of their endeavors over the next seven years.