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WHS named a finalist for the SC School Improvement Council's annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award

posted Feb 28, 2018, 5:45 AM by The School District of Oconee County, SC
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Five South Carolina School Improvement Councils (SICs) have been named statewide 2018 award finalists for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement within their school communities.

The SC School Improvement Council's annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence was created in 2002 to recognize the significant contributions made to public education by the nearly 14,000 local SIC members who volunteer in the state's 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.

In alphabetical order, this year's Riley Award finalists are:
  • Chapin Intermediate SIC (School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties)
  • Hilton Head Island High SIC (Beaufort County School District)
  • Saluda High SIC (Saluda County Schools)
  • South Florence High SIC (Florence County School District 1)
  • Walhalla High SIC (School District of Oconee County)
The winner of this year's Riley Award will be selected from this year's finalists by an independent panel of reviewers and announced during the 2018 SC-SIC Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.

The SC-SIC Riley Award for SIC Excellence is named in honor of former SC Governor and US Education Secretary Richard Riley and his late wife, Tunky, and recognizes the couple's longstanding commitment to quality public education.