Three graduates earn ‘distinguished’ award

Three local graduating seniors are among the winners of the 2013 Distinguished Career and Technology Student Award from the Lower Savannah Education and Business Alliance (LSEBA).
Nicklaus Bodiford of Barnwell High School and the Barnwell County Career Center, Lauren Hutto of Williston-Elko High School, and Jalia Nelson of Blackville-Hilda High School received the award for their outstanding high school achievement.
The student selection process was based on criteria which include leadership, grade-point average, honors and awards, work-based learning experiences, and school/community service. Eligible students for this annual LSEBA award are seniors enrolled in Alliance-member school districts who are career and technology education completers.
Each award recipient has earned required units of credit in specific courses leading to a career major. The honored students have proven that they are college and career ready.
According to Gloria Caldwell, LSEBA Director, "The Alliance awards a certificate and a $100 check to each district winner as a token of support for past accomplishments and encouragement for future success."
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for LSEBA.