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Sunday, January 13, 2008

District 5 Schools Named Palmetto Gold and Silver Program Winners!

Congratulations to six schools in Lexington/Richland School District Five for being named Palmetto Gold or Silver schools for 2007-2008! These schools have earned cash awards and recognition for high levels of academic achievement. Only 235 schools in South Carolina received awards. School District 5 of Richland and Lexington Counties consistently ranks among the top school districts in the State of South Carolina.

The winning schools are: Ballentine Elementary, Lake Murray Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, CrossRoads Middle, Dutch Fork High and Chapin High. Cash award amounts ranged from $7,483 to $43,555.

The awards program was created by the Education Accountability Act of 1998. Award criteria were developed by the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The EOC's award criteria were based on the absolute and improvement ratings assigned to each school on the 2006 report cards.

Another great news story: Check out Lt. A.J. Bormann, a 1999 graduate of Irmo High School, serving in Iraq.

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