The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Lakewood High School on Jan. 24 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character. To commemorate this achievement, each student was presented with a certificate that contained a proclamation from the City and County of Sumter and was signed by Mayor Joseph T. McElveen Jr. and Sumter County Council Chairman James T. McCain. Each student had a short description read aloud detailing his or her character and why he or she was chosen to receive the Golden Apple Award. Receiving awards were Devin Anderson, Shakira Brisbone, Allison Christmas, Haley Franks, Hailey Keyes, Scott McCon, Shonte'l Miller, Horace Morris, Sierra Phillips, Elizabeth Thomas, Emily Vining and Paul Watford.
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