We are very proud of the achievements and contributions of our students and our staff. In 2013-2014, Camden High was the high school recipient of the Palmetto's Finest Award. It was a collective effort of our student body, staff, and community. The Palmetto's Finest Award is the most prestigious state award that a school can receive.
Some of the recognition programs are Students of the Month (sponsored by the Academic Booster Club); Bulldogs At Their Best (initiated by Asst. Principal Accie Collins; Class of the Week (to teachers who demonstrate exemplary instructional practices); Paw Print Awards (sponsored by the Camden High Alumni Association and given to students for exemplary community and school service).
The KCSD sponsored Teacher of the Year program recognizes teachers who have been selected by their peers as the most outstanding teacher of the year. In 2017, Math teacher Nicole Wilsonl was voted CHS Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council sponsors the district's Reading Teacher of the Year program. In 2017, English teacher Ashley Carmichael was chosen by fellow teachers as the CHS RTOY. The district's Golden Apple program recognizes teachers and staff members who have gone the extra mile to help others.
Camden High School is very committed to community service and involvement. Our Student Council leads the school-wide effort to raise funds for our local United Way agency and our Relay for Life team raises funds for the district's annual RLF event. In addition, the Volleyball program raises funds for the annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and Research and the Key Club and Spirit Club organized a basketball marathon to benefit for the Kershaw Community Medical Clinic.
Thousands of pounds of canned foods are collected by members of Beta Club (which benefited the Camden Community Ministries' food bank).
The Spirit Club participates in the Toys for Tots program and sponsors a Holiday Program to raise funds for our Student Emergency Fund. DeSaussure Tri-Hi-Y's annual Dodge Ball Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Our Commitment to Excellence permeates our dedication to community service. Students donate over 5,000 hours of their time each year to various community groups. Our student-athlets read each week at our elementary feeder schoolsas well as at the Read Across America event. JROTC cadets volunteer at the local animal shelter and participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. The PAWS art club creates artwork for community displays.