12 Sumter High School students receive Golden Apple awards


The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding Sumter High School students on March 7 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character and was presented with a certificate that contained a proclamation from the City and County of Sumter signed by Mayor Joseph T. McElveen Jr. and Sumter County Council Chairman James T. McCain. Each student had a short description read aloud detailing their character and why they were chosen to receive the Golden Apple Award. Those who received awards were: Ahkeem Williams, Samuel Parsons, Laura Ruth Ackerman, Mariangel Mendoza, Hailey Gosnell, Kay Bunch, D'aja Harris-Gibbs, Jordan Vandevander, Adam McKnight, Quentin Evans, Ryan Dani and Sahra Almosadder.