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Where there is a will, there is a way | Opinion | The Press and Standard

by | April 17, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: April 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of spending the morning at Colleton County High School. School counselor Hannah Tripp invited me to take part in the College and Career Fair for the juniors and New Tech students. While there, I was able to spend some time with “Anderson” Jordan Holmes, who is a New Tech Student considering a career in photography.

Certainly, considering myself no expert in photography, I did my best to convey to him what I do know: which is to choose something you love as a career. He seemed to genuinely enjoy his time with my camera and I genuinely enjoyed my time with him. In fact, as we made our way around visiting the colleges in attendance, Anderson discovered a school which offers photography as a major.

Then, I spent the remainder of my morning at the Special Olympics. Each year, I look forward to this day. It is special indeed to watch the sheer joy and happiness on the faces of the competing Olympians. I am always proud of the efforts of the employees of the Colleton County School District and volunteers from the community who make this day special and unforgettable. This year, I was bursting with pride to watch students from CCHS and CPA working together throughout the morning.

It seems like great things are happening all around us in education. It is an especially important time of year, where high school seniors are making their final decisions for post-graduation plans. Education is important and there are always options to pursue a higher education.

Just ask a young woman named Dee Jenkins. Dee works as a cashier at SCV Oil (formerly Rhodes Way) at the corner of Jefferies and Carn.  I’ve noticed her during my late night stops to buy chocolate, a diet coke or pick-up my Press and Standard. She is impressive.
Dee always seems to have an open nursing book on the counter, along with copious highlighted notes in her neat handwriting. A single parent, Dee is pursuing her nursing degree at ECPI… while holding down a full-time job. By all accounts, she is a fantastic employee who is humble and kind to everyone she meets. It is surely not an easy road for her; but I have no doubt she’ll earn that nursing degree.

With all the great things happening in education around us, Class of 2016 take notice. Where there is a will … there is a way!

(Cindy Crosby is sports editor for The Press and Standard. She can be reached at cindyc4@yahoo.com.)

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