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Our District Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford was one of four community leaders featured in The Aiken Chamber's State of Our Community video and at the Luncheon yesterday.
The largest crowd ever of 450 packed USCA's Convocation Center for the sold out event. If you weren't able to attend, click on the video and be inspired by leaders discussing the future of our great community.
AROUND THE DISTRICT
District Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford spent the first day of the academic year in schools. From watching elementary school students walk off the bus early this morning in Ridge Spring-Monetta, the first change of class for middle school students at Kennedy, photos with students on Warrenville Elementary's indoor park benches, to a brief and impressive tour of Bridgestone, an Asian-inspired lunch with third graders at Mossy Creek and an afternoon on the Bluff, our leader traveled from one end of the county to the other today to personally welcome students, teachers and staff back to school.
Though he didn't make it everywhere (yet), Dr. Alford is excited to welcome everyone back to school this year and hopes everyone had a wonderful first day!
South Aiken's Valedictorian David Stoner joined five of the nation's top math students last week in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the International Math Olympiad. The U.S. Team defeated more than 100 countries, and took home their first win in 21 years!
“It is very easy to believe that the United States team was victorious this year if the team members were all of the same caliber as David Stoner,” remarked an elated Jill Jett, Principal of South Aiken High School. “David is brilliant, articulate, and self-motivated and had a great team of educators working with him at South Aiken who supported, encouraged and challenged him.”
Aiken County Public Schools partnership with Aiken Technical College and MTU Diesel is gaining attention.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman stopped by the plant on June 19th for a tour with some of our apprentices, Ty'Quan Corbitt, Silver Bluff HS; Nigeria Williams, South Aiken HS graduate; Ryan Hutson, Midland Valley HS graduate; and Kenneth Lybrand, Aiken HS.
The group is pictured, left to right, with Superintendent Spearman, who insisted we call her "Molly," center.
"Molly" was at the plant to learn from Aiken County's community partnership and hopes to work together with the District, Aiken Tech, and MTU on a plan to promote apprenticeships state-wide.
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