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Kershaw County Adult Education Recognized as 'Outstanding Organization'

Monday, May 15, 2023

KCDC Director Kevin Jones, Captain Chevonne Workman and KCAE Director Byron JohnsonKershaw County Adult Education is proud to announce that their partnership with the Kershaw County Detention Center has been recognized as a South Carolina Adult Education Outstanding Organization by the SC Department of Education, Office of Adult Education during the department's recent Celebrating Success program. This prestigious award is given to an agency, organization or institution at the local or state level, that exemplifies support and service in the development of adult and community education.  Kershaw County Adult Education's partnership with the Kershaw County Detention Center was honored for its commitment to providing high-quality education to adult learners. In addition, SCDE handed out honors to an Adult Education staffer and to a student in the Adult Education program.

Kershaw County Adult Education also had two individuals receive awards.  David Noel, Testing Specialist, was recognized as the Region 2 Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant of the Year. Mr. Noel’s career in the Army afforded him years of teamwork and leadership experience that has been invaluable to his role in adult education. Although only with Kershaw County Adult Education for a short time, Mr. Noel quickly became a favorite amongst our students for his easy-going and encouraging attitude.

Peydon Robb, recent graduate, was recognized as Adult Learner of the Year for Region 2. This award is given to a student who has overcome difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning, who has supported other adult learners, and who has managed significant adult responsibilities such as those related to employment, family or community. Peydon’s teachers and classmates were amazed and inspired by Peydon’s motivation and desire to succeed. Peydon showed a “positive and determined spirit in spite of his obstacles'' and remains focused on his future.

"We are honored to have our partnership with KCDC receive this recognition as an outstanding organization in Adult Education," said Byron Johnson, Director of Kershaw County Adult Education. "At Kershaw County Adult Education, we are committed to providing our adult learners with the best possible education. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students as well as our strong partnership with the Kershaw County Detention Center." 

Kershaw County Adult Education's programs are designed to provide adult learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers and personal lives. Kershaw County Adult Education's commitment to excellence in adult education is reflected in its mission statement, which states: "We are dedicated to providing our adult learners with a world-class education that prepares them for success in their careers and personal lives. Through innovative programs, outstanding faculty, and a commitment to student success, we strive to create a learning community that is second to none."

For more information about Kershaw County Adult Education's outstanding programs, visit

Photo caption (L-R): KCDC Director Kevin Jones, Captain Chevonne Workman and KCAE Director Byron Johnson

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