Honoring outstanding educators

brantin@thestate.comJanuary 29, 2013 

The Brookland-Cayce Education Foundation will induct two people into its Educator Hall of Fame next month.

Julia Jackson Davis and Martha Park will be honored during the 12th annual gala at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia.

Davis grew up in Orangeburg and taught at Brookland-Cayce High School from 1984-2009. She was named Midlands Technical College’s Mathematics Adjunct Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Park was born in Dublin, Ga. She began her teaching career in 1962 at Eau Claire High School and in 1964 moved to Brookland-Cayce High School, where she taught 10th grade English, vocabulary, mythology, speech, and SAT preparation.

“We are proud to recognize the outstanding careers of our teachers. The lives they have touched and molded are seen all over our community and the country,” said John Banks, foundation board member. “This gala is an incredible night to celebrate the rich history of this school and community.”

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Call Nanette Wooton at (803) 739-8076.

Senior Resources names new officers

Senior Resources has named new board officers for the coming year.

Patti Addison is the new board president and will be joined on the executive team by Robert “Bob” Mason, Ed Bell and Iris Griffin.

Senior Resources also honored several volunteers and donors during its recent annual meeting.

Bob O’Kelly and Francis Eveleigh, two longtime fundraising volunteers, received the Leonard L. Price Fundraising Award. David Cote, immediate board past president, received the Webster Award for selfless service. Wallace Brown, a past board member, received the Season of Service Award.

Senior Resources seeks to keep seniors adult living independently for as long as possible.

Legacy Society members inducted

The American Red Cross of the Columbia Region recently inducted members into its inaugural Legacy Society.

The society honors individuals who have included the Red Cross in their wills or trusts, made the Red Cross a beneficiary of a retirement plan, insurance policy, or investment account, or established a gift arrangement such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust with the Red Cross as a beneficiary.

This year’s members include David Aiken, Douglas Ambrose, Cindee Bailey, Joe Berry, Charlotte Berry, Jerry T. Brewer, Margaret A. Gregory, Dennis Hinen, William R. Horton, Mary Major, Warren Laborde, Archie Maddox, Tammy Maddox, Kerry Matney, Jim Rogers, Scott Salemme, Kathie Salemme, Ann Marie Stieritz, John Carron, Ken Thayer and Paula Thayer.

Those who join the society before Jan. 14, 2014 qualify as founding members. To learn more about becoming a member, contact Peter Hodes at (866) 620-8060 or peter.hodes@redcross.org.

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