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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 2014 will be held, Tuesday evening, September 2nd, 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 25th.
It is also time to acknowledge the 19th 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 25th. 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, Brad Covar and last year’s winner Becky Turner. 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 – LaKendra Garrett & Randolph Allen; Johnston Elementary – Courtney Kelly & Melissa Swiger; Douglas Elementary – Tiara Watson & Mattie Hardy; WE Parker Elementary – Amy Wilhelm & Rebecca Amos; Merriwether Middle – Melissa Melick & Freddie Elam; JET Middle –Jacqueline Myrick & Julia Cockrell; STHS – Beth Clark & Gregory Harris; STCC – Jeremy Brooks & Jacqueline Johnson; District Office –Johnny Tanks (support staff)
The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and the Edgefield County School District appreciates your support and we look forward to another great Celebration of Success.