DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County School District honored 23 students Friday morning during the 2015-16 STAND Awards ceremony at St. John’s Elementary School.
This event is the annual culmination of the district’s Drug-Free Schools and Character Education program. “STAND” is an acronym for “Students Taking Action, Not Drugs.”
The awards are presented to students after participating in the program and being selected by their schools for displaying positive character, seeking to improve in academics and behavior and encouraging others to live drug-free lifestyles.
School faculty, family and friends attended the ceremony, which featured a keynote address by Frankie Johnson, a Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology senior and previous STAND Award winner. The St. John’s Elementary School Chorus and Hartsville High School junior Stone Martin gave music performances during the event.
The STAND Award winners are as follows:
- Abby Blow, Brockington Elementary Magnet
- James Sims, Brunson-Dargan Elementary
- Jaylee Carter, Cain Elementary
- Triniti Henderson, Carolina Elementary
- Trevor Drayton, Darlington County Institute of Technology
- Tyshawn Ross, Darlington County Intervention School
- Jonathan Turner, Darlington High
- Aspen Witherspoon, Darlington Middle
- Etienne Fonteneau, Hartsville High
- Donald Clark, Hartsville Middle
- Jordyn Goode, Lamar Elementary
- Reagan Stephens, Lamar High
- Benjamin Taylor, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
- Chassidy Leonard, North Hartsville Elementary
- Natalia Miller, Pate Elementary
- Steven Williams, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School
- Dontez McMillan, Southside Early Childhood Center
- Caleb Hargrove, Spaulding Elementary
- Jaylon Fox, Spaulding Middle
- Jaylan Williams, St. John’s Elementary
- Jenna Wright, Thornwell School for the Arts
- Avery Fulwood, Washington Street Elementary
- Chanler Smith, West Hartsville Elementary
Darlington County School District is a countywide district serving more than 10,400 students in 23 schools and Darlington County Adult Education. For more information, please visit www.darlington.k12.sc.us.