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L-EHS honors former teacher
Liz Simon

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school’s gymnasium and auditorium in her honor. A group of Simon’s former students successfully lobbied the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to place a plaque officially making it the Elizabeth McCutcheon Simon Gymnasium and Auditorium Lobby. In addition, the group established a scholarship in Simon’s name. Organizers said they took action to honor the “long-time and deeply influential teacher … who has contributed greatly to the school, its students and the district for more than four decades.” Helping out with cutting the ribbon are (front row, left to right) steering committee member Nick Vause; Simon’s grandson, Hampton Cloyd; Simon’s daughter and steering committee member Rhetta S. Cloyd; Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns; (back row) steering committee member Derek A. Shoemake; Simon’s daughter, Belle Simon Branham; Simon’s granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Branham; and steering committee members Cate Goff and Nancy Smith.