2017-10-06 / Education

Lexington Two honors and achievements

B-C Grammar #1— The Elementary Literacy Faculty at USC, along with the staff from the SC Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, which handles Cocky’s Reading Express, were awarded a foundation grant from the Hearst Foundation to build literacy within a school and community. These two groups have selected B-C Grammar #1 as the school they would like to work with this year. Congratulations B-C #1!

Cayce Elementary School—On September 7, members of WoodmenLife Chapter 273 dedicated and presented a United States and South Carolina flag to Cayce Elementary School. Cub Scout, Tanner Addy, who is a Cayce Elementary School student, presented Dr. Cecil McClary with grommets from the retired flag that formerly flew at Davis Elementary. WoodmenLife also gave 120 United States flags for the school’s classrooms.

Airport High School —Madison Dinkins, an Airport High School senior, is a WIS-TV Community Builder! This award, given in partnership with Mungo Homes, is awarded to individuals who have done outstanding work in their community. Madison received the WIS-TV Community Builder award for her program, “The Birthday Box.”

The goal of “The Birthday Box” is to ensure that homeless children in the Midlands do not go without a present on their birthday. Madison started “The Birthday Box” in August of 2016, in honor of her friend who passed away following a car accident. Since that time, she has at least five boxes in homeless shelters around the Midlands.

Madison fills the boxes throughout the year with gifts for the children. Madison, who currently holds the title of Miss Inman Teen, was a contestant in the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant this year. It was during rehearsal for her talent competition that she was given the “Community Builder” award. In addition to the title of “Community Builder”, Madison was given a check for $1,000 to use toward the charity of her choice. Madison is working now to spread further awareness about her program and is hoping to add more boxes in the Upstate and Lowcountry throughout the year. You can visit the following link to learn more about this program: www.thebirthdaybox.rocks/

Busbee Creative Arts Academy—Shyla Ponce Rico, a seventh grade student at BCAA, was awarded the Academic Archer Award by the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP). She also received a new Genesis bow and a set of Easton arrows.

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