Tyrone Kelly Recognized

A big shout-out to Tyrone Kelly from Camden High for being named to the State newspaper All-Midlands football team.  A Shrine Bowl selection, Tyrone recorded 66 tackles, 15 for loss, and 5 sacks over the past season.

Tournament A Big Success!!!

The reprise of the Kershaw County Holiday Basketball Tournament was a tremendous success! I am particularly grateful to Mid-Carolina Credit Union for being the lead sponsor and to the many other businesses and individuals that supported the tournament. I also want to thank WPUB for broadcasting all eight games and KM Productions for videoing several of the games for television. Finally, kudos to Activities Directors Louis Clyburn, Matt Campbell, and Jimmy Neal, district office staff member Duane Pate, and Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason for all their work over the past several months to get everything organized. It was particularly special to be able have the tournament in the newly renovated City Arena. I hope that this tournament can again become a community holiday tradition. A super event!

Ancient Cultures

I just spent a most enjoyable hour in Ms. Sarah Spoto’s sixth grade social studies class at Stover Middle!  The students presented skits on ancient cultures that they had researched and written over the past two weeks.  The skits were very creative and very entertaining.  The costuming was also priceless!   I loved the teamwork and cooperation  and support for each other that I saw in all the groups.  I’m pretty sure that these students learned a lot from this experience, a lot more than they would have from a lecture or answering questions from a textbook.  This was a lot of fun for an old middle school teacher.  Great job!

Latest Edition Of The Pitchfork

Latest edition of the LEHS newspaper, The Pitchfork….Love the cover!


Running Club Grants

Congratulations to the folks at Doby’s Mill Elementary and Lugoff Elementary for receiving grants to start “Marathon Kids Running Clubs” at their schools.  This is going to be a very good thing for students!  Great job!

Holiday Doors!!

I had an absolute blast judging holiday door decorations at Camden Middle and Lugoff-Elgin Middle today.  The kids obviously worked very hard on all of this…It was obvious that there was a lot of teamwork and creative thinking involved.  Judging was really difficult because everything was done so well.  Outstanding work!

NCHS Fields Recognized As The Best

Great news!  The Turf Management class at North Central High School has won the 2015 Sports Turf Management Association award for “Field of the Year” for both the baseball and football fields at North Central.  This is the first time ever that a school has won for both fields.  Go Knights!