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STUDENT COUNCILS WIN STATE AWARDS

3/16/2022

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COLUMBIA, S.C.
– On any given day, student councils in Richland Two are busy with community service projects, fundraising, leadership, school pride activities and much more. Their year-round dedication to their schools and community was recognized this past weekend at the South Carolina Association of Student Councils (SCASC) state conference.
 
The SCASC presented Richland Northeast, Ridge View, Spring Valley and Westwood High schools with an Honor Council Gold Award. Blythewood High received the Silver Honor Council Award.  Additionally, all five high schools placed in the top three in a variety of categories such as school service, school pride, community service, and school spirit.

 
  • Blythewood - 1st Place - Fundraising Project Award; 3rd Place - Community Service Award
  • Richland Northeast - 1st Place – School Service 4A/5A Category; 3rd Place – School Pride 4A/5A Category
  • Ridge View - 2nd Place - Recognition Project for Teacher of the Month; 3rd Place - School Spirit for Homecoming 2021
  • Spring Valley - 1st Place - Community Service 4A/5A Category; 2nd Place - School Pride 4A/5A Category 
  • Westwood - 3rd Place - Leadership Activities; 3rd Place - Recognition
 
Blythewood Student Body President Sofie Fridriksson, Richland Northeast senior Deim Gannaban, Ridge View Student Body President Domenique Branch, Spring Valley Student Body President Robert McCreary and Westwood senior Aniya Knightner were inducted into the Terry McCoy Leadership Hall of Fame. Spring Valley Student Body Officer Chandler Lawton was elected District 4 Vice Chair.
 
Blythewood Student Activities Director Lisa Ellis was recognized for 10 years of service as a Student Council Advisor. Ridge View Activities Director Paige Fennell was elected President of the Advisors Association. Next month, the high schools will learn if they have won awards from the National Student Council (NatStuCo).