Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
On Thursday, May 11, nine seniors representing Camden, Lugoff-Elgin, and North Central high schools participated in Kershaw County School District’s Annual Future Educator Signing Day. The event, hosted by KCSD’s Teacher Forum, celebrated students who have decided to pursue careers in the field of education.
The signing day provided a chance for students, their families, and their educators to gather together and honor the impact of teachers past, present and future.
“The goal of this event is to show these future teachers just how much Kershaw County values them and their decision to choose one of the most noble careers in spite of the current challenges we are facing in public education,” Jenny Proctor, Teacher Forum member, said. “Knowing these young people are planning to enter the classroom gives me hope that the future of public education is bright.”
The nine future educator signees included:
Amariya Benson from Camden High School participated in Teacher Cadet and Woolard Technology Center’s Early Childhood Education program. Benson plans to attend Columbia College and pursue a career in Early Childhood Education.
Camden High student and Teacher Cadet Emily Boyles plans to study Secondary Education at Coastal Carolina University.
Aaliyah Haney, a Teacher Cadet at Camden High, was named a Teaching Fellow at Winthrop University where she will study Special Education.
Taylor Jeter attends Camden High and Woolard Technology Center’s Early Childhood Education program. She will attend Central Carolina Technical College and study Elementary Education.
Lugoff-Elgin High School and Woolard Technology Center Early Childhood Education Student Taylor Church will attend USC Sumter in the Fall where she will study Elementary Education.
Emily Joslin, Lugoff-Elgin High Teacher Cadet, plans to attend USC Sumter and pursue a career in Elementary Education.
Lugoff-Elgin High’s Mary-Elizabeth McCaskill will attend Lander University where she plans to study Secondary Education.
Kylie Mellen, Lugoff-Elgin High and Woodlard Technology Center Early Childhood Education Student, will attend the University of South Carolina where she will study Elementary Education.
North Central High Student and Teacher Cadet Landon Garbade plans to attend Converse College, where she will study Elementary Education. Garbade was this year’s recipient of the Mary Ann Blaskowitz Scholarship.
Photo Caption (L-R): Taylor Jeter, Kylie Mellen, Aaliyah Haney, Amariya Benson, Emily Joslin, Taylor Church, Landon Garbade, Emily Boyles, Mary-Elizabeth McCaskill