The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 68 EDUCATION You can never totally judge a school or school system by the number of awards they receive however, honors in the world of academia do give you an indication of whether or not the schools are heading in the right direction. Evidently many of the Upstate's schools have not only excellent administrative and teaching staff but also students willing to go the extra mile to see that they take advantage of the opportunities before them. One good example is Spartanburg School District 3. In early February of this year South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman announced that Spartanburg School District 3 was chosen as the winner of one of only four national College Board Gaston Caperton Opportunity Awards along with a $25,000 award to support programs encouraging students to attend college. Education BY LAUREL HYATT Spearman was quoted as saying, "I am very excited that Gettys D. Broome High School has received this national recognition for its commitment to expanding college opportunities for traditionally under-represented students. They are setting a great example by opening doors for students during and after high school and preparing them for careers and citizenship..." The Gaston Caperton Opportunity Awards recognizes schools and districts that are excelling in creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. At Gettys D. Broome High School, where the majority of the student body is first generation, students are able to learn about college starting in the eighth grade. With seven colleges and universities within a 10-mile radius, students are encouraged to take dual accreditation classes and visit the campuses so they can envision a pathway to college. nationally recognized, diverse, excellence

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