I had a great time this morning visiting the Summer Reading Programs being held through the Recreation Department programs at the City Arena and the Armory. I am extremely pleased that the School District has been able to partner with the Recreation Department to incorporate a reading focus into these programs. The kids were hard at work! Great stuff!
I am extremely pleased that Mr. Casey Faulkenberry will be serving as the new assistant principal at Stover Middle School. A Camden High Newberry College graduate, Casey has been an outstanding teacher and coach at Camden High School. He brings intensity, passion, and a tremendous caring attitude for students to his work. I am very excited about the great things Casey will accomplish in his new role!
The passing of Mr. Fred Sheheen is a tremendous loss for our community and our state. Fred was a tremendous advocate for education at all levels and understood so very well how critical education is to the quality of life and economic viability of local communities and the state as a while. However, when I think of Fred, I’ll always first think of him singing in the choir at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Fred was a wonderful singer. He will truly be missed by countless people. I hope that’s Fred’s legacy of commitment, energy, enthusiasm, and engagement in life can be an example for us all.
Congratulations to ATEC Computer Service Technology students Dylan Hendrix (North Central High), Austin Quick (Lugoff-Elgin High), and Lee Thompson (Camden High), who swept this year’s South Carolina SkillsUSA competition in Greenville. Austin Quick will represent our state in the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky this month. Kudos also to their teacher, Mr. Jerry Taylor!