14 KCSD students recognized for perfect scores on standardized tests
September 23, 2021
Fourteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary and middle school students were recognized by the Kershaw County School Board Tuesday night for earning perfect scores on standardized tests given this spring. Two students—Isaac Verner from Lugoff-Elgin Middle and Daniel Hardison from North Central Middle—were the only KCSD students to earn perfect scores on at least one section of SCPASS which measures academic performance on the South Carolina Academic Standards in science for students in grades four and six. The other 12 students earned perfect scores on the math section of the SC READY test given to students in grades three through eight to assess English language arts and math performance. SC READY is aligned with the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards.
Pictured front row, left to right: Davin Parsons, Lugoff-Elgin Middle; David Lyles, Jackson Elementary; Cannon Turner, Lugoff Elementary; Joshua Martin, Lugoff Elementary; Brayden Phillips, Mt. Pisgah Elementary; Dustin Tabor, Mt. Pisgah Elementary; Sawyer Catoe, Camden Elementary (now Camden Middle); John Hinson, Lugoff Elementary (now Lugoff-Elgin Middle); Joshua Gainey, Wateree Elementary (now Lugoff-Elgin Middle); and Brooke Clark, Leslie M. Stover Middle (now Lugoff-Elgin High)
Pictured back row, left to right: Kershaw County School Board members Dr. James Smith (chairman), Ron Blackmon, Matt Irick, Todd McDonald, Dr. Don Copley, Kim DuRant, Mark Sury and Shirley Halley; Cooper Quigley, North Central Middle; Landon Altman, Lugoff-Elgin Middle (now Lugoff-Elgin High) and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins.
Not pictured: Isaac Verner, Lugoff-Elgin Middle and Daniel Hardison, North Central Middle.