2017 BCHS Educator Hall of Fame Inductee Abby Bray
Lexington, SC - The Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation has selected Abbot “Abby” Laroy Bray, Jr. posthumously as their 2017 Educator Hall of Fame Inductee. The Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation will sponsor their Sixteenth Annual Educator Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Seawell’s at 1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. and a reception with hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are available for $25.00 per person. Corporate Sponsorships are available for $350.00. Call Nanette Wooton for more information at 739-8076 or http://www.bchsfoundation.org.
On Thursday evening, February 2, Abbot “Abby” Laroy Bray, Jr. will be inducted into the Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation Educator Hall of Fame.
Abby Bray, who grew up in Cayce-West Columbia, began teaching at Brookland-Cayce High School in 1991. He taught social studies, weightlifting and teacher cadets, and coached girls basketball and football. Abby was honored by his fellow teachers when he was voted 2001-2002 Teacher of the Year. In 2008, Coach Bray became Athletic Director and head football coach. After three years he returned to the classroom. In 2012, Abby was elected to the West Columbia City Council. Having directed the annual Battle of the Classes at Brookland-Cayce since its inception, the event was named for him after his death in 2013.