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2015-16 CCSD Board of Trustees Special Recognition

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees publicly recognizes students and staff who have received a regional, state or national award. The Board also recognizes the efforts of community partners and other volunteer efforts that provide exemplary service to CCSD schools.

Anna Deans

Anna Dean, Stall High School's athletic trainer, was recognized for an heroic act at a recent baseball game where she jumped into action to save a young child from drowning. She received the CCSD's Behind the Scenes Hero Award for her quick thinking and selfless act of jumping into the pond to save the child.


Student athletes who recently received state Track and Field titles were recognized:

Military Magnet Track and Field

Military Magnet Academy won their first-ever Region Title and then won the State Championship in the Boys 4x100 Meter Relay.

North Charleston High School Track and Field

North Charleston High School student Kelean Harley won the State AA 4x100 meter competition with a winning time of 49.72 seconds.


Sarah Earle

Scholar Recipient - Ms. Sarah Earle (Lowcountry Tech Associate Principal) was recognized for being named a Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) Scholar, an honor that includes a $5,000 scholarship towards her pursuit of a degree in Cyber Policy.


Landon Ethredge

Landon Ethredge, 7th grader at Advanced Studies Magnet- West Ashley was recognized for winning the Post & Courier’s SpellBound! bee and advancing to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

Darwin Shorters

Computer science instructor at St. John’s High School, Darwin Shorters was named the Computer Science Teacher of the Year from Project Lead the Way.

Amy McMahon

St. Andrew's School of Math and Science Elementary teacher, Amy McMahon was selected as the Air Force Association Chapter and State Teacher of the Year.

Jackson Silverman

Jackson Silverman, student at Advanced Studies Magnet- Haut Gap Middle School, was recognized for being named the 2016 South Carolina Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer of the Year by Prudential. Silverman created his own non-profit, I Heart Hungry Kids, to help feed impoverished children during the weekend. Since 2013, his organization has grown to include 180 student volunteers that have packed more than 20,000 weekend food bags for children in need.

North Charleston Recs Department

The City of North Charleston Department of Recreation was presented with CCSD's Behind the Scenes Hero Award.


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