This year, one Horry County student will earn a $2,500 scholarship from the S.C. Association of Counties by writing about their aspirations and goals.
SCAC awards one scholarship annually to a graduating senior who is a resident of the same county as the current SCAC President. This year’s scholarship is in honor of Horry County Council Member and SCAC President James R. Frazier.
Applicants for the SCAC Presidential Scholarship must be planning to attend a state college/university or two-year technical college in the fall. All applicants must complete an application form and write an essay on their aspirations and goals. Two letters of recommendation also are required.
Students may apply online at www.sccounties.org/scac-scholarships. The recipient will be selected and notified by a committee in April.
SCAC is the only state organization representing county government in South Carolina. Governed by a 29-member Board of Directors composed of county officials from across the state, SCAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving county government in South Carolina, according to its website.
PALM hosting “Educator for a Day”
Local celebrities will go back to school Thursday to learn about the needs and challenges of working in a school environment.
The Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports will host Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, Molly Causey, vice president of First Citizens Bank, and radio personality Johnny Walker from Gator 107.9. The guests will “co-educate” with a teacher at PALM in honor of American Education Week.
“This program has been very successful in many communities as it enhances understanding among educators and community leaders and underscores the need for adequate staffing, materials, and facilities for students and educator,” said PALM spokeswoman Jennifer Julian.
American Education Week is sponsored by the National Education Association. It strives to present all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor people who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education, according to its website.
For more information about American Education Week, visit www.nea.org.
Crossing Guards to be honored
The S.C. Department of Transportation is launching the first Crossing Guard Appreciation Week beginning Monday.
The week is to honor those who suffer through rain, sleet and snow for the benefit of education.
Schools and communities throughout the state are encouraged to use this week to recognize crossing guards and their role in student safety.
The program is sponsored in part by S.C. Safe Routes to Schools, which provides provides assistance to partnered schools to enable and encourage more children to walk and bicycle to those schools and in the surrounding communities.
For additional information, contact S.C. Safe Routes to Schools at www.scsaferoutes.org.