Students take part in academic competition

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Front row (L to R): Jarany Palacio, Amara Phillips, Jordan Johnson Second Row (L to R): Regina Jefferson, Marlena Smalls, Tonya Phillips, Ben Johnson, William Garvin, Briona Millidge, G. Ashley McCord, Tavian Smalls, Margaret Lavigne, Mayor Billy Keyserling, Deborah Valis-Flynn (Ms. South Carolina, America) Back Row: Rosamae Simmons

It’s another example of the ways our public schools and community organizations work together to enrich students’ academic lives and give them opportunities to spread their wings. Students in Beaufort County took part in a competition called the Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT SO). Students worked with mentors to produce original projects in the arts, sciences, entrepreneurship, and humanities. Selected winners will have the opportunity to compete nationally. Read more about the program here and here.