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The Sumter Teacher Forum is an annually evolving group of the Sumter School District’s previous year’s and current teachers of the year, and they get together throughout the year for professional development and other initiatives.

One of their big projects in recent years has become the Hailey Bordeaux Memorial Scholarship, set up to honor a Sumter native who tragically lost her life before fulfilling her dream to become a teacher. With social distancing in mind, the Sumter Teacher Forum recently surprised the scholarship winners at the district office.