West Columbia, Sc - Airport High School brought home top honors from the 71st annual state convention of the South Carolina Association of Student Councils.
Among the honors was Gold Council of the Year, the highest recognition at the state level and Airport’s third year at that status.
Other awards Airport received during the event, held March 29-31 at Chapin High School, included:
First place: 4A/5A Fundraising Award for Airport’s Camp Kemo Charity Drive. This year’s drive, in its 25th year, raised nearly $55,000.
First place: 4A/5A Community Service Award for the school’s Reading Buddies program.
Airport teacher and Student Council adviser Daniel Bailey said the service recognition is especially meaningful.
“Awards like these confirm that we are headed in the right direction here at Airport,” Bailey said. “These students are learning the power of service before self, and that part of becoming a productive citizen is learning to serve and help others.”
Among individual honors, Katie Kyzer was selected as a Terry McCoy Hall of Fame inductee, while Trace Wingard was recognized for his service to the South Carolina Association of Student Councils for serving as District Chairman this past year.