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All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years
1996 L-EHS grad shares life from actress to motherhood
Wendy and Family
Wendy Pearson Brinley, daughter of Camden City Manager Mel Pearson and his wife, Delaine, with her husband, Scott, and children Ava and Miles. After being named to the first All-County Academic Team in 1996 and graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School, Wendy attended USCs Honors College, with a year as an exchange student at the University of Leeds in England. She later toured with two traveling childrens theater companies and then worked for the federal court system in Columbia and Charlotte, N.C. Wendy and her family currently live in Knoxville, Tenn., where she stays busy as a stay-at-home mom. - photo by Provided by Wendy Brinley
In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn. 1996 introduced Kershaw County to the first academic team, a way for Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to recognize star academic students in the same way the district recognizes star athletes.