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It’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge our Citizen of the Year and Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and our District Teacher of the Year, as well as District Support Staff of the Year. Celebration of Success 2013 will be held, Tuesday evening, September 3rd, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Strom Thurmond High School cafeteria. Entertainment at this year’s event is to be announced at a later date. Tickets for this year’s event will be $25.00 per person, and they can be purchased at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce (275-0010), the Edgefield County School District office (275-4601), or from any school principal. Deadline for ticket sales is Monday, August 26th.
It is also time to acknowledge the 18th Annual Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. If you know someone who deserves this award (good leadership or community service role, volunteer work, etc) please fill out an application form (call the Chamber office for nomination form) and return it to the Chamber office by Monday, August 26th. The Citizen must be a resident of Edgefield County.
Past winners of the award include: Watson Rhodes, Dixie Rucker, John Timmerman, Tim Campbell, Jackie Boatwright, Bettis Rainsford, Ken Durham, Anne Dukes, Mr. & Mrs. Weston Brazell, Rev. Kevin Cooley, Lynn Rearden, Helen Carpenter, Andy Livingston, Jimmy Painter, Dr. Wiley E. “Buddy” Turner, Anna Timmerman and last year’s winner Brad Covar. As you can see we have a wide range of community involvement in our past winners.
Please support the Chamber with your nominations for the Citizen of the Year. We need everyone’s input from the county, so we can choose the best candidate(s) for the title.
Teachers of the Year and Support Staff from each school will be recognized and then the district wide Teacher of the Year and Support Staff will be announced following judging of portfolios and interviews. Merriwether Elementary – Michele Wilson & Janice Sherlock; Johnston Elementary – Angela Fallaw & Sandy Mims; Douglas Elementary – Amy Williams & Denise Dandy; WE Parker Elementary – Laura Jolly & Kathy Culver; Merriwether Middle – Charlotte Ann Seawright & Robert Adams; JET Middle –Michelle Daniels & Lucinda Joplin: STHS – Libba Ingram & Leroy Rouse: STCC – Jacqueline Kennion & Sunny Covar; District Office –Janet Johnson (support staff)