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Yesteryear for June 13, 2017

22 YEARS AGO -- June 12-19, 1995

Posted: June 12, 2017 4:42 p.m.
Updated: June 13, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Beginning its fourth year, the Camden Poets Society recently recognized student poets in its 1995 Kershaw OCunty Young Poets Competition.

A panel of judges dfrom the society reviewed more than 120 entries from county schools and chose eight opoems for awards in various categories. Participants, families, friends and teachers were guests of the society in the Douglas-Reed House at the Fine Arts Center.

Carla Catoe took top honors in the division for grades 10 through 12. Her winning entry is titled “Once.” Second place went to Meredith Hancock for “Love Trial” and third place to Erron Gardner for “Reflection.” M. Orozco received Honorable Mention for “The World’s Opportunities.”

Jenna Morrison captured the first place award in the 7th-9th grade division. Her winning poem is titled “Happy.” Second place went to Derrick DeBruhl for “Blood Red Wine” and third place to Charley Bruce for “The Cherokee.”

In the special consideration category for grades 4th-6th, the winner was Lydia Beresford with her poem, “Best Friends.”

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Lansing Brewer of Camden was recently named “Outstanding Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator” for 1994 by the S.C. Department of Transportation. Brewer, who coordinates the Adopt-A-Highway program in Kershaw County, as among more than 200 volunteers, coordinators, and SCDOT employees from across the srtate recognized for their 1994 contribution to the Adopt-A-Highway program during the seventh annual Adopt-A-Highway Conference and Awards luncheon.

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The First Annual Brooks Theatre 4-H Production will showcase two local members ofrom the Postuitive Imiage 4-H Club. 

Reggie and KAlen Jackson will travel to Clemson to participate with other 4-H’ers, non-4H-ers and professional entertainers from many areas of the country. Kalen recently won a firsdt place award in the Clemson Performing Arts state competition.

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The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented medals and certificates to two outstanding JROTC cadets from Bethune High School. They are cadet Maj. Sonia Collins and cadet Maj. Tonia Collins. The two are twins and are both active in JROTC, with each having earned more than 35 awards. In addition, they have participated in volleyball and softball and were members of Mu Alpha Theta math club, the Prinicpal’s Cabinet, Student Council, yearbook staff, Students Against Drunk Driving, Block B, 4-H, Glee Club, Christian Fellowship, Beta Club and Science Club. The two plan to attend Florence-Darlington Technical College, where Tonia will study respiratory therapy and Sonia will enter the dental assistant program. They are the daughters of Mark and Carolyn Collins of Bethune.

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