White Knoll High School Archery Team member Alex Richardson submitted the winning design in a statewide T-shirt design competition.
The senior won the 2015 S.C. Department of Natural Resources South Carolina Archery in the Schools Tournament T-shirt Design Contest. The event was open to kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
Richardson’s winning entry features the image of an archer constructed out of archery-related words.
The Department of Natural Resources will recognize Richardson at the March 26 state tournament, and he will receive a Chromebook.
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A youthful touch of volunteerism
Chapin Middle School eighth-grader John Coleman Ward has been named one of South Carolina’s top two youth volunteers in this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
John was selected one of two state honorees for raising funds for a young mother in his community with breast cancer. He said he made pink “Bandz of Hope” bracelets and collected donations because “it was the right thing to do.”
“I would tell other people like me that it feels good to help others,” said Ward, who raised around $1,500. “I might not be able to cure cancer now, but I sure can make a difference by financially helping one lady fight breast cancer.”
The Prudential Spirit of the Community Award program is among the largest youth initiatives nationwide that recognize students for volunteerism.
“John Coleman Ward is a perfect example of the giving and generous spirit of all our Chapin Middle School students, our families and our community,” said Chapin Middle principal Anna Miller. “He is one who consistently seeks ways to help others and make the world around him better. This award is well-deserved, we are so proud of him, and we wish him well in Washington.”
John will receive $1,000 and an engraved silver medallion. He will join other state honorees from around the country in Washington, D.C., in May when 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2015.
Lexington 1 executive secretary receives state honor
Lexington 1 executive secretary Carol Brown has been named the 2015 Betty Blanton Educational Office Professional of the Year by the S.C. Association of Educational Office Professionals.
Candidates must be members of their national, state and local educational office professionals associations and have worked as an office professional or secretary in an education setting at least five years.
Brown began working at Lexington 1 in 1999 and now is in the Fiscal Services department. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Columbia College.