Optimist Club Sponsors “The Princess Who Couldn’t Laugh”

I spent a very enjoyable hour at Lugoff-Elgin High School this morning seeing students from Wateree Elementary School present “The Princess Who Couldn’t Laugh” to students from throughout Kershaw County.  This is a yearly event sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club.  The Optimists brought in two professionals, Stacey Maxwell and Laura Blanchette from a company called “Porkchop Productions,” to work with approximately 100 Wateree students to stage the play.  It was outstanding!  Kudos to the students taught by Ms. Clippard, Ms. Davis, Mr. Modugno, and Ms. Vandevander for super work!  As always, thanks to the Optimist Club for this and the many other ways it supports our young people.

Reading Teachers Recognized by KCRC

I always enjoy the yearly banquet held by the Kershaw County Reading Council to honor the Reading Teacher of the Year in each of our schools and to name the District Reading Teacher of the Year and the District Reading Administrator of the Year.  Mayor Jeffrey Graham, a graduate of our District, was the guest speaker.  This was especially fun because several of his former teachers were in the audience.  The Council recognized Rebecca Rundlett of Camden High School as the Reading Teacher of the Year and Dr. Lisa Shannon of Pine Tree Hill Elementary as the Reading Administrator of the Year.  Both richly deserve this honor!  I was also pleased that community member Nick Lampshire was recognized for his many contributions to literacy in Kershaw County.  Special kudos to the Council for a great event!