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Crestwood High School recognized for service activities

BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com
Posted 10/1/19

It was "Crestwood Night," one could say, at Sept. 23's Sumter School District Board of Trustees meeting at the district office.

During the board recognition portion of the agenda, individuals from the high school at 2000 Oswego Highway captured …

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Crestwood High School recognized for service activities

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It was "Crestwood Night," one could say, at Sept. 23's Sumter School District Board of Trustees meeting at the district office.

During the board recognition portion of the agenda, individuals from the high school at 2000 Oswego Highway captured most of the headlines.

First, new Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox and the school board gave Crestwood Senior Travis Johnson a certificate of recognition for being elected National Future Business Leaders of America president during the summer for this school year. Johnson has been a member of the school's FBLA chapter since his freshman year, and he was state FBLA president last school year.

Next, the superintendent and the trustees gave Crestwood's Future Farmers of America chapter a certificate of recognition for recently earning a 3-Star Rating on the national level, which is the highest rating a chapter can receive, according to district officials.

Finally, Shawn Reardon, Sumter County's coordinator for Relay for Life, recognized the school district as a whole for raising $47,000 for cancer research last year. The entire county raised about $70,000 total, he said.

Reardon then recognized three district schools for "going above and beyond" the call of duty, he said.

Those included Lemira Elementary School, raising $3,232 last year, Alice Drive Elementary at $4,426, and Crestwood raising $10,617 last year.

"Not only was Crestwood tops in the district, but also they were tops in the entire county for the third year in a row," Reardon said.

This year's main Relay for Life event will be May 1 from 5 to 11 p.m.