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WHS Wins Riley Award For SIC Excellence

posted Apr 18, 2018, 5:16 AM by Jeanne Craig   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

Walhalla High School Improvement Council named winner of 2018 Riley Award for SIC Excellence 

COLUMBIA – The School Improvement Council (SIC) of Walhalla High School in the School District of Oconee County has been named the recipient of the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence.

The award was presented Saturday afternoon during the SC School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) Annual Meeting at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.

The annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence was created in 2002 to highlight the significant contributions made to public education by the over 13,000 School Improvement Council members who volunteer in every public school in the state. The award is named in honor of the former SC Governor and US Secretary of Education and his late wife, recognizing the couple’s longstanding commitment to quality public education.

“Walhalla High SIC has done outstanding work well-deserving of this statewide honor,” said SC-SIC Board of Trustees Chair Amelia B. McKie. “Parents, educators, students, and community members working collaboratively on their School Improvement Councils are vital in making significant, positive, and lasting impact for our schools, our students, their families, and our communities.”

Source: press release on April 14, 2018 from the South Carolina School Improvement Council, University of South Carolina College of Education, Center for Educational Partnerships, Columbia, SC
Riley Award Picture
(front row) Olivia Timms, Brij Patel, Jessica Duke, (back row) Cooper Timms, Rachel Twitty, Lorilei Swanson, Elliot Wechter, Madison MacLachlan, Tricia Burgess 
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Jeanne Craig,
Apr 18, 2018, 5:18 AM