2018-06-08 / Education

School Stars

Sue Weems, Bythewood High School English teacher, has been named the 2018-2019 Richland Two Teacher of the Year.

Retired educator and humorist Rose Rock delivered this year’s commencement address for the W. R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center.

Adam Valon Harrison, a 10th grader at Connections Academy of Columbia, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. June 25–27.

Natalie Bradwell, sophomore at Airport High School, will represent South Carolina this summer as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts.

Lexington School District Two received top scores in its accreditation, with an overall 376 points out of a possible 400 in areas evaluating the district’s plan for continuous improvement in student learning.

Lexington School District Two’s adult education program is getting a new home— and a new name.


Sue Weems Sue Weems The new Lexington Two Community Education Center—which operates in conjunction with Lexington Four adult education— will move to BC Grammar School No. 1 at 114 Hook Avenue. BC Grammar is moving this summer to the new Riverbank Elementary.

The community education center hopes to settle into its new home by mid-August.

Governor Henry McMaster and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, announced the three South Carolina schools that were selected to each receive a DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center, including W. G. Sander s Middle School in Columbia.

Lexington Two Teacher of the Year Daniel Bailey was honored with a prestigious community service award at the annual South Carolina Teacher of the Year reception.

Scholarships awarded to Lexington Two’s graduating seniors hit a record high with the Class of 2018.


Rose Rock Rose Rock Seniors have been awarded $15,885,641 in scholarships—a more than $5 million increase over last year and more than double the total scholarship amount just four years ago.

Airport High seniors received awards totaling $7,705,525—a more than $2.1 million increase over last year.

Brookland- Cayce High seniors received awards totaling $8,180,116 —a nearly $3 million increase over last year.

In addition to $4,743,341 in academic scholarships for the two high schools, tallied as of May 29, other highlights include:

•302 Life and HOPE scholar ships, totaling $5,785,000 • 31 athletic scholarships, totaling $3,445,700 • 21 military financial awards, totaling $1,386,000

Four Lexington Two schools will have new principals for the 2018-19 academic year.

David Damm will become principal at Airport High School.


Daniel Bailey Daniel Bailey Andrew Drozdak will become principal at Cayce Elementary.

Stephanie Hucks will become principal at Busbee Creative Arts Academy.

Jim LeBlanc will become principal at Saluda River Academy for the Arts.


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