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SHS Named Palmetto's Finest Finalist Two Years in a Row

posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:24 AM by Deborah Wickliffe
Seneca High School was recently notified that the school has been named a Palmetto’s Finest Finalist for the 2016-17 school year. This is the second year in a row the school has received this distinction.

“To be a Palmetto's Finest Finalist for the second consecutive year is a testament to our outstanding students as well as our dedicated faculty, staff, and community. This award is not just about Seneca High, it is a reflection of the entire One Seneca family,” said Cliff Roberts, school principal.

After extensive evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners, nine South Carolina schools were named finalists for the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards. The application process included elements on student achievement, instructional programs,
professional learning communities, and school culture.

Last fall, 21 South Carolina schools submitted a 20-page application and received an onsite examination visit by a review committee. The nine finalists are now undergoing a second onsite evaluation.  On March 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm, the final award will be presented remotely from SC ETV.  Finalists will watch the announcement from their schools via live streaming. All finalists receive statewide recognition and a plaque.

The SC Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents the awards each year to schools that offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs. The Palmetto’s Finest Award is celebrating its 39th year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators.